American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.
An American Hero you may not remember: "My father was a slave and my people died to build this country, and I'm going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Is that clear? -- Paul Robeson (1898-1976) during his testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee, June 12, 1956
In a north Georgian city back in the 1980s, a Georgia State Trooper stands in riot gear at a KKK protest. The Trooper is black, and in front of him, touching his shield, is a curious little boy dressed in a Klan hood and robe. There is incredible irony in a black man protecting the right of white people to assemble in order to promote hate against him. — at Georgia, USA.
1 out of 3 women and girls world-wide have been a victim of violence or sexual abuse. We have the power to change this! #IWD pic.twitter.com/r9M4ShlUjf Read more: 4 killer facts why Oxfam is supporting International Women's Day http://oxf.am/w6C #IWD2014