At that time, in these United States, young men like Stokely Carmichael and H. Rap Brown were coming forward from within the ranks of the student and nonviolent Civil Rights movements and saying it was time for black people to get theirs, too. If that meant a confrontation with whites in power, so be it. If that meant offending the sensibilities of politicians and good liberal allies, they would do that, too. If that meant saying that the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King was an illusion, that the United States was not a place of brotherhood; Carmichael and Brown would not hesitate to proclaim it.
Exceptional is as Exceptional does. If the United States deserves plaudits it is for its Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. The U.S. Government should live up to these documents. Let the myth of American exceptionalism die. Then, perhaps, Americans can begin to tell a more truthful story about ourselves, our relations with one another, our neighbors, and the world.
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He told us that “the most important title is not ‘president’ or ‘prime minister’; the most important title is ‘citizen.’”
ProPublica’s effort is to bring light on those undocumented crimes by documenting them and making them known.
Belgrava certainly provides all the above and below stairs gossip and drama any period drama fan might be looking for.
What I did take from Autumn was the feeling of hope. Despite unsettling times, the friendship between Elizabeth and Mr. Gluck offered hope and promise of a better way.