Juneteenth

SoundVision article on Juneteenth: https://www.soundvision.com/article/make-an-effort-to-seek-the-truth-celebrating-juneteenth

To learn more the article suggests the following books:

A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn (also in a young readers form)

Before the Mayflower: A History of the Negro in America 1619-1962 by Lerone Bennett

Lies My Teacher Told Me:  Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong by James Loewen

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi

There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America by Vincent Harding

(And then check out another event that has also been overlooked in our history – the largest massacre of African American people that took place in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma, also known as Black Wall Street, in 1921).

ISA Statement on Racial Justice

Minneapolis police officers marked Memorial Day by suffocating to death an utterly subdued black man named George Floyd as he pleaded for the right to breathe. They snuffed out his life with a knee on his neck. They killed him in broad daylight. They killed him while contemptuously mocking helpless bystanders pleading for mercy. Several Muslim organizations have their condemnation of the racial injustice plaguing our country. The Islamic Society of Augusta (ISA), on behalf of our members and Muslims in the CSRA, utterly condemn this blatant act of murder. We call for the swift prosecution of the four officers who participated in the murder.

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