The movie we saw was Lee Daniel's The Butler. I can't express to you enough how important this film is to the restoration of the Black community. This film lays out our experience as citizen of the United State of America with such grace and dignity that I weeped at the sight of our beauty. I saw myself and the wisdom and love that my momma, my daddy, my aunt Martha, Grandma Lena, grandma Era, uncle Ralph, grandpa George, aunt Virginia and uncle Sammy has shown me through the year. This film took my indignant entitlement and loving reminded me that it is the shoulders of my humble servant ancestor that I am standing upon. It is because they served with pride and grace that I am here. If you ever love an elder in your family I ask that you please take yourself and every young person you can afford to take to go see The Butler!!!
Come join us on Aug 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Statue and pavilion as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on the corner of MLK & Carey, North Las Vegas.
It is amazing that it has been 50 years since the historic march on our nation’s capitol by Mostly African Americans, whites and others seeking job opportunities and civil rights that all free people in America were promised by the constitution of the United States. In Dr. King’s speech he spoke of this as a check that had been stamped, “insufficient funds.” He said, “In a sense we have come to the nation’s capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the constitution and Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise to all men [that they] would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.
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