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32 Days of Love for Detroit #9

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The Detroit Walk to Freedom

From Wikipedia: “The Walk to Freedom was a mass march during the Civil Rights Movement on June 23, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan. It drew crowds of an estimated 125,000 or more and was known as “the largest civil rights demonstration in the nation’s history” up to that date.”  “It was a precursor to his famous “I Have a Dream” speech given weeks later in Washington, D.C.. The march itself was, to King and his supporters, partly a practice run of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Whole Story on Wikipedia

Text of King’s Speech in Detroit

Recording of Speech on Youtube

 

Georgia plans to cancel over 300,000 voter registrations

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Here and Now is what is going on.

Schools Are Shaming Kids Who Can’t Afford Lunch

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“Lunch-shaming bans are steps in the right direction. But it doesn’t address the root cause: Not every student can afford lunch.”

“There are many factors that can lead to a family acquiring lunch debt. For example, immigrant families might fear filling out the federal form, even though non-U.S. students qualify for free and reduced lunch. Or families may need some financial support but not technically qualify for free or reduced lunch. The application process can be lengthy and cumbersome, so families may fill out the form incorrectly, and unknowingly rack up meal debt. Some families are uncomfortable asking for assistance, while other families might not know they qualify for it.”

“Students going into debt can often be a flag that something more is happening in the household,”

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32 Days of Love for Detroit:#8

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No More Overdue Fines…@ Your Detroit Public Library

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32 Days of Love for Detroit:#7

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Gilda Snowden-artist, writer, curator, professor and lifelong Detroiter. Bio

I’ve got to find me a print of the abstract.

 

Chair and Self Portrait

 

 

32 Days of Love For Detroit: Elmore Leonard is #6.

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He wrote the stories adapted into the movies Jackie Brown, Get Shorty, and the television show Justified.

To read some of Detroit author Elmore Leonard’s Greatest Opening Lines: Click here

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32 Days of Love for Detroit:#5

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