November 03, 2020
Americans Who Tell the Truth
Today we reflect on the long line of truth-tellers – some famous, some less so – who have fought to expand voting rights in this country.
During the Civil War, Frederick Douglas wrote: “We are fighting for unity of idea, unity of sentiment, unity of object, unity of institutions, in which there shall be no North, no South, no East, no West, no black, no white, but a solidarity of the nation, making every slave free, and every free man a voter.”
Although that struggle continues – in a nation so far astray of Douglas’s vision – we can still honor the sacrifices of all those who have fought, fiercely and tirelessly, by simply casting a vote.