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MISSISSIPPI 1964 | Photo: CORE worker accompanying a woman to the courthouse, where she will try to register to vote. In 1964, 45% of Mississippi's population was Black, but less than 5% of Blacks were registered to vote state-wide. Registering voters in Batesville, Mississippi during Freedom Summer, 1964. Civil rights workers survived more than 400 acts of violence during the 10 weeks of Freedom Summer. (photo by Robert Brand)
Balto was the lead sled dog on the last leg of a famous, life-saving medical delivery to Nome, Alaska, in 1925. There was a serious outbreak of diphtheria in the city, and medical officials needed antitoxins to prevent the upper respiratory tract infection from spreading. The nearest doses were in Anchorage. Officials were forced to rely on dogsleds to deliver the antitoxins because the extreme cold made other modes of transport impossible. The run took seven days.
'Just like Trayvon Martin, race mattered for Amadou Diallo, Oscar Grant, Sean Bell, Emmett Till, and [thousands] more we will never know the name of who died because of their skin color." ~ Angela Davis [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of racism in the criminal justice system] Source: Operation Ghetto Storm (mxgm.org/...)