Kierra will tell her own family's story, thank you very much. . .

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Glenn Beck and crew likes to take words and dreams from families and communities and twist them for his own purposes. But Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of Choice USA and member of the EMERJ Strategy Team, refuses to let her and her family’s legacy be co-opted. Here in her own words, Kierra’s legacy which she published on Huffington Post last week.

"The legacy of the Civil Rights Movement is my legacy. The roots of my life begin in Valdosta and Decatur, Georgia. My family went to the Dr. King celebrations every year. I've attended Ebenezer Baptist Church. When I was about 11, I held a nice, tall man's hand as we marched. His name was Dick Gregory. We said it loud, "We're black and we're proud." The strong women activists of the Civil Rights Movement - Angela Davis, Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Chisolm - they were my idols. And, now, some people are trying to take their legacy, my legacy, away. Read more.

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