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The documented incidences of voter fraud are very rare, yet throughout the country, forces have mobilized in over 30 states to stop it. These efforts…
In the past the great majority of minority voters, in Ohio and other places that means African American voters, cast a large percentage of their…
I would say the country is a different country. It is a better country. The signs I saw when I was growing up are gone…
To make it hard, to make it difficult almost impossible for people to cast a vote is not in keeping with the democratic process.
If someone had told me in 1963 that one day I would be in Congress, I would have said, ‘You’re crazy. You don’t know what…
The government, both state and federal, has a duty to be reasonable and accommodating.
My mother and father and many of my relatives had been sharecroppers.
When growing up, I saw segregation. I saw racial discrimination. I saw those signs that said white men, colored men. White women, colored women. White…
I say to people today, ‘You must be prepared if you believe in something. If you believe in something, you have to go for it.…
Now we have black and white elected officials working together. Today, we have gone beyond just passing laws. Now we have to create a sense…
When I was 15 years old and in the tenth grade, I heard of Martin Luther King, Jr. Three years later, when I was 18,…
Who gets the bird, the hunter or the dog?
I was so inspired by Dr. King that in 1956, with some of my brothers and sisters and first cousins – I was only 16…
My parents told me in the very beginning as a young child when I raised the question about segregation and racial discrimination, they told me…
When I was a student, I studied philosophy and religion. I talked about being patient. Some people say I was too hopeful, too optimistic, but…
It was not enough to come and listen to a great sermon or message every Sunday morning and be confined to those four walls and…
If you’re not hopeful and optimistic, then you just give up. You have to take the long hard look and just believe that if you’re…
The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our…
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