In the 'Rape in the fields' documentary Lowell Bergman investigates the hidden reality of rape on the job for immigrant women working in America's fields, farms and factories.
We're out here walking one last time in joining the Selma to Montgomery March to the capitol today! If you're watching this live your Bros. are out here representing and participating in history!
Students on the march through Montgomery on their way to the capitol building.
TB at the capitol building today in Montgomery, Alabama witnessing Bernice King speak as her father did 50 years earlier.
3/23/2015 0 Comments
above: Jeannie seated far left, Robert far right
We spent some time in the company of human rights/ice cream lovers (and TB fans) Robert and Jeannie Graetz at their home in Montgomery, Alabama (above: Jeannie seated far left, Robert far right). The two (along with their children, Metta is seated to Robert's right) are lifelong civil rights/human rights activists and local legends!!! They were good friends of MLK, Jr., a friend and neighbor of Rosa Parks, were instrumental in helping execute the Montgomery bus boycott, and helped organize King's poor people's March/campaign in DC!
above: Robert Graeatz left with Martin Luther King
We were given an earful of a history lesson from them last night! First person accounts! Incredible stuff!!!
Learn more from them below.
above: Robert and Jeannie Graetz seated with their children
The Maryland Film Festival 2015 is coming up fast! Peep this year's festival theme. Ice cream!!! TB's been asked to participate in the festivities this year w/our truck. We'll keep y'a' posted on the details on where to find us. And the TB film 'A Dream Preferred' Will likely have a premier of some kind at the fest!
From the Zinn Education Project:
Did you know? Throughout the Irish potato "famine" there was an abundance of food produced in Ireland, yet the landlords exported it to markets abroad. Here is a reading by Bill Bigelow from the Zinn Education Project, posted on CommonDreams.org for St. Patrick's Day: http://bit.ly/1LmH6xy (Teachers: Bring this history to the classroom with a free lesson -- "Hunger on Trial: An Activity on the Irish Potato Famine and Its Meaning for Today": http://bit.ly/1CotD4a) Image: Eviction during the Great Hunger, Illustrated London News, Dec. 16, 1848, source: http://bit.ly/1GhxgpX — with Alioune Ngom.