50 Years Since Bloody Sunday
Many memories of my youth are those black and white kinda fuzzy evening news reports. Once while I was young I was watching from inside my grandmothers home, and the events were unfolding right out front. It was the Watts riots. Grandma lived at 3rd avenue near Slauson. Across the street was a school that became a staging area for the guard. We were there to take grandma and pop out to the valley away from the riots. They would not go. We went home and mom worried. In the end all were safe. My grandparents had lived in that home since it was a white neighborhood and were friendly with all the neighbors. That moment in my life as a little kid made a huge impression on me. Weeks later I was back playing with the kids like nothing had happened.
Formative impressions, especially since i already had Latino friends as well that lived around a babysitters home. I’d stay with her after school until mom got off work.
I reflect deeply now. Selma today is a celebration of change and a remembrance of some heroes. Our black President will speak. But likely of Ferguson. Yin and Yang. Change has come and yet not all for the better. posting this now with the intent to drop in a video feed of Obamas speech today. i’ll be listening closely. During and after.
We have it in the main Page as the new topic so linked right here.