Sunday, August 05, 2007


GOODMAN * CHENEY * SCHWERNER, originally uploaded by B I R D.

(Not my photo but an iconic historical set of photos that carries content immeadiately for those who were growing up at the time.)

43 Years ago these 3 young men disappeared into the Mississippi night near the town of Philadelphia. They were civil rights workers engaged in organizing "Freedom Summer." a major voter registration campaign. August 4th is the grim anniversary of when their bodies were found buried in an earthen damn. Be still for a second and realize what the world might be like if these men were walking among us today. What would they have become? What would they have taught us to become?

If you have never seen Civil Rights Memorial in Birmingham AL here is the link.. It was created by the same woman who designed and built the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C., Maya Lin Here is a roll call from the Memorial of other martyrs of the movement.

The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light. ~Felix Adler

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
-E.B. White, writer (1899-1985)

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
-Andre Gide, author, Nobel laureate (1869-1951)

Here is an article that I wrote for my blog V I Z S H U N

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