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Freedom Is NEVER Free: Civil Rights 50 Years Later

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Freedom is NEVER Free. It is always paid for on the backs of those who march, fight, negotiate, and die for our rights.  From the birth of America to the Civil Rights Movement, the cost of freedom has been staggeringly high.  And the cost of justice and fairness exacts an even higher cost.

Today marks the beginning of a week of tributes to the foot soldiers who paved the way for freedom and justice in the Civil Rights Movement.  This weekend commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and next Wednesday marks the 58th Anniversary of the brutal murder of Emmett Till. This December marks the 58th anniversary of the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. ALL of these events come 150 years AFTER the Emancipation Proclamation...reminding us that our fight for Freedom never ended.  

Our special guest today, Deborah Watts, will share her family’s story as she leads the organization that keeps her cousin’s memory alive...The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation.

We’ll also pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Dorothy Height, A. Philip Randolph and ALL of the 250,000 foot soldiers who defied the odds at the 1963 March On Washington.