Day 11 - First Steps: Listen
"I'm not backing off."
Fannie Lou Hamer, 1968
Baldwin was wrong. He wasn't the last living witness. And the men hadn't done the work alone. When Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in 1968, Rosa Parks was organizing in Detroit. Septima Clark was registering voters in the South. Fannie Lou Hamer said, "I'm not backing off." These women worked alongside so many others, some remembered and some forgotten.
Listen to the words of black women who lead the Black Lives Matter movement today. Listen to the words of black women in your local community who work for justice and peace.
To listen to a discussion with the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza, and Patrisse Cullors, visit https://youtu.be/tbicAmaXYtM