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Tag: civil liberties

Current TV EXCLUSIVE: Civil Rights Leader John Lewis On GOP Voting Laws: ‘They Want To Take Us Back’

On tonight’s VIEWPOINT with Eliot Spitzer, Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), a leader in the Civil Rights movement who played a key role in the struggle to end segregation, talked to Eliot Spitzer about the GOP’s efforts to change voting regulations in states across the country, an effort Democrats say is tantamount to voter suppression.

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One Of The Most Powerful Speeches Of The Entire Democratic National Convention

Rep. John Lewis was a Freedom Rider over 50 years ago. He reminds us of where we’ve come from and cannot ever go back to.

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The Most Powerful 4th Of July Speech Is One You’ve Probably Never Heard

Ten years before the Civil War, the city of Rochester, NY asked Frederick Douglass to speak for its July 4, 1852 celebration. Douglass accepted, but rather than join in the ‘celebration’, Douglass took it in an unexpected direction. In this clip, Danny Glover performs part of that speech (hat tip to the Zinn Education Project).

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