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UPDATE: Illinois Family of lynching victim to attend Rainbow PUSH News Conference, calling for federal Anti-Lynching Bill

May 4, 2018

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 4, 2018

 

UPDATE:

Family of Anthony Crawford, prominent black farmer lynched in South Carolina in 1916, will speak at Rainbow PUSH Coalition News Conference calling for passage of federal anti-lynching law after 200 failed attempts.

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Face the truth about lynchings to move our country forward

May 1, 2018

 

 

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If we don’t know the whereas, the therefore doesn’t make sense. Witness the ovens in Auschwitz and Treblinka, and then you can understand the creation of Israel.

 

Last week, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice opened in Montgomery, Ala., demanding a reckoning with one of this nation’s most repressed atrocities: the lynching of thousands of black people in a campaign of racist terror that lasted for decades.

 

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Rev. Jackson and President Ramaphosa Meet, South Africa to Send Government Delegation to PUSH Convention in June

April 16, 2018

 

 

LENASIA, South Africa – A day after attending the state funeral of his longtime friend, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – “the mother of the nation” – Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., met privately with the head of the country, South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa.

 

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Soweto weeps with the rest of South Africa as Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – the “mother of the nation”, is laid to rest

April 14, 2018

 

SOWETO, South Africa – The skies over Soweto waited to rip open and weep with the rest of South Africa until almost the very end of the long and spirited farewell here today for Winnie Madikizela-Mandela – the “mother of the nation.”

The state funeral for the 81-year-old freedom fighter was held in a packed soccer stadium, awash in yellow and green, the colors of the African National Congress, or ANC, which she devoted much of her life to. The prayers, speeches and music began in the searing sunshine Saturday morning and stretched well into the afternoon.

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