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“Give Light and People Will Find the Way”—Ella Baker

We commemorate this Fourth of July in the shadow of assaults on our human rights and bodily autonomy from those who do not uphold the values of democracy. We recognize that these efforts to strip away our rights are a backlash to positive social justice movements. Let us commit together to the movement for justice and democracy.

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Preston D. Mitchum

Preston D. Mitchum is the director of Advocacy and Government Affairs at The Trevor Project. A Black queer attorney, advocate, and activist with a focus on the power of Black people, young people, and queer, trans, and nonbinary people, Mitchum has more than a decade of policy and legal experience.
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To Counter Racism and Queerphobia, Provide Space for Black LGBTQ People

As real people with real experiences who have shaped and will continue to shape U.S. culture and society, Black LGBTQ people are not political wedge issues. The insidious combination of racism and queerphobia can seriously affect the mental health of our LGBTQ youth of color, especially amid the political attacks on human rights through efforts to control bodily autonomy including reproductive rights and identity. Beyond celebrations of Pride Month and Juneteenth, we must all work to provide space for Black LGBTQ people.

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The Crusader Monthly Newsletter, Volume 6, No. 2, October Special Edition 1964

In this October 1964 special edition of Robert F. Williams’ Crusader newsletter, Williams provides a platform for Chinese leaders to call for an end to the discrimination of Black people in the United States.
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Robert F. Williams, Chairman Liu Shao-Chi and Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
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Social Justice Domain
June 22, 2022
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Report on Draft Program (found in Atlanta’s Black Paper, August 25, 1966)

Issued in the August 25, 1966, edition of Atlanta’s Black Paper, this report on the Vietnam War draft describes the violent actions of American military personnel toward peaceful Black protestors over the course of several days.
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Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
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Social Justice Domain
June 22, 2022
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Abolitionists William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Loyd Garrison, unidentified male and female slaves, and Black Union soldiers in front of American flag

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