Black Lives Matter – Archives
Our goals with these pages, and those who link to it, are to inform and inspire us regarding the Black Lives Matter, Antiracist and BIOPOC movements; to help create a world where all black, indigenous and people of color have the social, economic, and political power to thrive.
The final message of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) was broadcast in a poignant reading by his friend, actor Morgan Freeman.
The essay, which Lewis asked The New York Times to publish on the day of his funeral, was titled: “Together, You Can Redeem The Soul Of Our Nation.” It was read by Freeman at the request of MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell, who played it on his evening telecast.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks at Rep. John Lewis’ memorial. Six minutes into her eulogy, she yields the floor to Rep. John Lewis.
Daveed Diggs asks: “What to My People is the Fourth of July?” Inspired by Frederick Douglass’ historic speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?