April 11, 1968
President Johnson signed a the 1968 Housing Act which outlawed discrimination in the sale, rental or leasing of housing. This bill also made it a crime to interfere with civil rights workers and to cross state lines to incite a riot.
I came across a fascinating 1984 Paris Review interview with James Baldwin a few weeks ago and became obsessed with knowing more about him and reading more of his work.
Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom by Catherine Clinton - I realized that I didn’t know or recall much about Harriet Tubman beyond the basic information that I received from elementary school about the Underground Railroad. Black History 365.
- 2004 NPR interview with author Catherine Clinton.
This book is about 12 years old and just glancing at the Table of Contents, I can tell that it’s still relevant for some of the issues that we face in 2012. A sample of some of the essays include Julianne Malveaux “Wall Street, Main Street and the Side Street”, Walter Mosley, “Giving Back” and Angela Davis “Prison Abolition”.