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I Have a Dream

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." 

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. 

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. 

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today.

- Martin Luther King Jr, The Great March on Washington, 28th of august 1963

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August 28th 1963: March on Washington

On this day in 1963, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place. The march was a key moment of the Civil Rights Movement, and a triumph for the nonviolence philosophy which underpinned the movement. The march is best remembered for Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial, which extolled King’s vision of an America free of racial discrimination. Other speakers included chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee John Lewis and veteran civil rights leader A. Philip Randolph. When politicians in Washington heard about the march many, including President John F. Kennedy, feared that there would be violence and rioting. The peaceful gathering of over 250,000 supporters of civil rights, with many whites in attendance as well as African-Americans, highlighted issues of racial discrimination and unequal housing and employment. The demonstration in the nation’s capital, and King’s speech in particular, spurred America into action and paved the way for the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act and 1965 Voting Rights Act, vital tools in the fight for racial equality.

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal’…
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

August 28th

Today is August 28th. 153 years ago today, on August 28th 1833, slavery was abolished in most of the British Empire.

29 years later, on August 28th 1862, the Second Battle of Bull Ran began in the American Civil War. Over the next three days, more than 17,000 people would be killed or wounded. The Union loss in this battle helped convince the American government that emancipating slaves was a military necessity. (Let’s not labor under the delusion that the South was racist and the North wasn’t. Both were racist.)

93 years later, on August 28th 1955, a 14-year-old black boy named Emmett Till was murdered for the crime of speaking to a white woman.

8 years later, on August 28th 1963, hundreds of thousands of Civil Rights activists marched on Washington and Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

August 28th is an unusual date only in that so many widely known moments in history occurred. The truth is, as writers from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Sonia Sanchez have pointed out, the history of race in America is the history of post-Columbus America. Race is not a sidebar or a footnote, and when we treat it as such, we further marginalize people who have been structurally marginalized since the moment Europeans arrived in the Americas.

Bush Babes and Brown Pack Birthdays...

If you do not see your name on here…reblog with the information…THANKS MORE

January -

gabeys-bush-babe January 1st
zebraonfire January 1st
yellowfeatherroses January 3rd
bushbarbie503 January 17th
oldfashionandeverythinginbetween January 22nd
impossiblyluckykryptonite January 24th
thenerdywannabe January 25th
aylablue January 30th

February -

hotdamnbritshmen February 2nd
elinesama February 12th
taintedreality3 / fanfics3 February 20th
lipstickpornwitchhunt February 26th

March -

alaskanbushfandom March 6th
moon-of-the-summerclan March 11th
thedevil77 March 19th
Sweetpea2094 March 22nd
sonniedawn93 March 22nd
alaskanbushfam March 23rd
bams-leather-jacket March 27th
right-now-03 March 31st

April -

brookieb86 April 2nd

May -

rebeljessica16 May 19th
ilovemattbrown May 27th
michellebell27 May 27th

June -

confusinglump June 7th
Solomon Freedom Brown June 10th (1987)
flightybird June 15th
noahsbrown June 21st
spacecadet81 June 24th
thereignhasbegun June 29th

July -

shayheartsyahweh July 3rd
Noah Darkcloud Brown July 18th (1992)
queenofintroverts July 25th

August -

twinlife2 August 10th
monkeymoo018 August 16th
Amora (Ami) Lee Branson Brown August 28th (1963)
beccacullen830 August 30th
eclecticblueeyes August 31st

September -

reedusslut4life135 September 6th
Matthew Jeremiah Brown September 7th (1982)
gidominick September 8th
intothealaskanbush September 9th
madhatterx September 9th
catherinekehl99 September 9th
Joshua Bam Bam Brown September 18th (1984)
alaskanbushpeople September 19th

October -

brokenheartagram October 17th
bush-bush-baby October 19th

November -

jessicashires November 1st
alaskanbushpeoplefanclub November 1st
thealaskanbushfamily November 12th
Amora Jean Snowbird Brown November 18th (1994)
Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop November 23rd (2002)

December -

arabeljonnette December 3rd
Billy Bryan Brown December 3rd (1952)
runawayadult December 12th
deadwalker58 December 13th
Gabriel Starbuck Brown December 15th (1989)just-alittleobsessed December 24th mattbrownsbushbabe December 28thazatheart December 29th

Patricia and Alfred were married on August 28th, 1958, and are celebrating their 56th anniversary today! A few years later, on August 28th, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” address from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. This photo was sent in by their daughters Kathy on the left, and Patty on the right. While we love and appreciate all of the families who participate in this project, today, we tip our cap to Patricia & Alfred. Happy Anniversary!

Today marks the 51st anniversary of the March on Washington.

“We must support the strong. We must give courage to the timid. We must remind the indifferent, and we must warn the opposed.”  Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young spoke these words to some 250,000 attendants on this day in 1963 at the historic March on Washington.

Celebrate today with PBS.

Bush Birthdays

So I took the liberty of making a list! :)

gabeys-bush-babe January 1st
yellowfeatherroses January 3rd
oldfashionandeverythinginbetween January 22nd
impossiblyluckykryptonite January 24th
hotdamnbritshmen February 2nd
elinesama February 12th
taintedreality3 / fanfics3 February 20th
moon-of-the-summerclan March 11th
sonniedawn93 March 22nd
alaskanbushfam March 23rd
brookieb86 April 2nd
ilovemattbrown May 27th
michellebell27 May 27th
Solomon BEAR Freedom Brown June 10th (1987)
noahsbrown June 21st
spacecadet81 June 24th
Noah Darkcloud Brown July 18th (1992)
queenofintroverts July 25th 
twinlife2 August 10th
monkeymoo018 August 16th
Amora (Ami) Lee Branson Brown August 28th (1963)
beccacullen830 August 30th
Matthew Jeremiah Brown September 7th (1982) 
intothealaskanbush September 9th
xmadhatterx September 9th
catherinekehl99 September 9th
Joshua Bam Bam Brown September 18th (1984) 
alaskanbushpeople September 19th
brokenheartagram October 17th
bush-bush-baby October 19th
thealaskanbushfamily November 12th
Amora Jean Snowbird Brown November 18th (1994) (Birdy)
Merry Christmas Kathryn Raindrop Brown December (2002) (Rain)
arabeljonnette December 3rd
Billy Bryan Brown December 3rd (1952) (Billy)
runawayadult December 12th
deadwalker58 December 13th
Gabriel Starbuck Brown December 15th (1989) (Gabe)
just-alittleobsessed December 24th 
mattbrownsbushbabe December 28th
azatheart December 29th