TBT: JELLY BEANS

Another TRUE story shared by civil rights activist Lynda Blackmon Lowery, our Martin Luther King Jr. day keynote speaker risked her life as young teen marching from Selma to Montgomery over the Edmund Pettus Bridge for the right to vote

In her talk with our seventh grade middle schoolers Ms Lowery spoke of the constitutional right to vote granted to all of our citizens. She remembers when in order to be able to get a ballot to vote at one time a black person had to guess the correct number of jelly beans in a jar.

Thirteen year olds understand this was wrong.

We, as adults should understand and fight the voting restrictions being implemented in many of our states and the repercussions of gerrymandering, don’t you think?

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