“Freedom, by definition, is people realizing that they are their own leaders.”
– Diane Nash
On this special episode, we're walking and talking with Diane Nash, one of the most influential activists of any generation – co-founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and organizer of the Freedom Rides.
This historic conversation commences on the Blackest day of the year – Saturday, August 28th. This day marks the anniversary of the abolishment of slavery in the UK, the murder of Emmitt Till, the March on Washington, the Presidential nomination of Barack Obama, and the day that our beloved Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman departed this earth.
We mark this day because we do not believe in coincidences or happenstance, but in sacred forces and synchronicity, in supreme math and divine signs, and as a movement we join arm in arm with revolutionaries from around the world who stop each year in August to pay homage to the countless organizers and activists who sacrificed their freedom and lives in the struggle for Black liberation.
This is an opportunity for the whole family to gather and experience living history, to walk real-time in the footsteps of a Civil Rights legacy, and to celebrate the Black women who paved the way and continue to do the work.
We who believe in freedom cannot rest.
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