s skippy the bush kangaroo: 40 years changes things

skippy the bush kangaroo

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

40 years changes things

joe lieberman on civil rights:

before i got into politics, my first act of public service was in the civil rights movement. i marched with dr. king 40 years ago, i went to mississippi to fight in 1963 for the right of african americans to vote.
about.com's 20 surprising facts about joe lieberman:

7. joe was part of the martin luther king, jr. march into washington in august 1963. he's said that dr. king's "i have a dream" speech was a moment "that really did transform my life."

8. inspired by the washington march, lieberman went to mississippi to work for civil rights. it was the first time he felt and witnessed the emotional impact of racial segregation.
the jewish ledger:

joe lieberman was born in stamford in 1942, where his father henry owned a liquor store. a product of stamford's public schools, he received his b.a. from yale university in 1964 and his law degree from yale law school in 1967. during his years at yale, he became active in the civil rights movement, and traveled to mississippi where he helped register that state's african-americans to vote.
lieberman staffer to police officer before spazeboy is thrown out of bill clinton's speech yesterday:

“officer, he’s a known protester”
gotta love that irony!
posted by skippy at 3:32 PM |


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