Successfully overhauling the policies implicated in maintaining segregation will require a concerted effort by federal, state, and local governments, as well as national and local advocacy organizations.
Imagine how many more leaders, ideas, and solutions we will have access to from our local and national discourse when we make it possible for movement leaders to return to the classroom, grow their leadership, and incubate their best work.
Reminding her audience that she could put on and take off roles as she chose, Bessie Smith sidestepped an old type, making room for the new.
It is by her literary invocations of an unlovely past and troubling anticipations of the present that Morrison’s narratives can make even the harshest tale bearable and perhaps just a little more knowable.
Missouri voters have shown they care about their human rights, and that they want the Legislature to adopt the kind of reasonable gun control measures the state had throughout most of its history. The Legislature must do so before a tragedy in this state becomes just another grisly episode on the nightly news.