Posts tagged ‘Freedom Riders’

Think your vote doesn’t count? THINK AGAIN.

Breaks my heart to hear young folk say they don’t vote because their vote doesn’t matter. How did we get THIS far off course from the work of the Freedom Riders of the 1960s? College students and teenagers lead that Movement—risking their lives against police with billy clubs, cattle prods and water hoses to make their voices heard. Did you know that teens as young as 12 and 13 wrote their last will and testament on the eve of protests? THAT is why your vote matters in 2018. Click through to my blog and share the post: a whole heap of young folk need to see it…

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Charlotta Janssen ~ “So Abstract she’s concrete”

~ Anita’s Journal Entry

June 1, 2011
Albany, GA

:Researching novel at 50th Anniversary of
the Southwest Georgia  SNCC Movement 

Tonight after a long day of speeches and panels, a bunch of us left Albany State University’s Hyper Gym for an after party in the lobby of the Hilton Garden Inn on the banks of the Flint River at the foot of the new bridge. Met a German-American artist named Charlotta Janssen. She lives in Brooklyn but was born in Maine to German parents living in America under the Marshall plan. From street musician to painter, her art has taken her around the globe. Read more…

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