This is my first truly video only series and in it, I’ll be looking at how current events connect to the past and the future. We will start with the NAACP, and it’s recent pronouncements that Florida is not ‘safe’ for black people.
“Beware that your life is not valued,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson told CNN on Monday. He cited a new DeSantis-backed law allowing gun owners to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, as well as education policies that include a ban on teaching about gender identity and sexual orientation through 12th grade.https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/21/us/naacp-florida-travel-advisory/index.html
I write extensively about the Civil Rights era in my book, The Educated Citizen’s Guide to Essential American History, which is for sale everywhere.
I’ve written about the greatest NAACP lawyer, Thurgood Marshall, here.