“I am a man.” - On February 12, 1968, Memphis sanitation workers, the majority of whom were Black, went on strike demanding recognition for their union, better wages, and safer working conditions after two trash handlers were killed by a malfunctioning garbage truck. The strike gained national attention and dragged on into March. Striking workers carried copies of a poster declaring “I AM A MAN,” a statement that recalled a question abolitionists posed more than 100 years earlier, “Am I not a man and a brother?”
I think one of your rants about mis-characterising the servants has inspired a new idea for a fic, but I'm in a frozen state of "I want to write but I want it to be perfect so I can't write unless it's perfect" right now though. So I guess I need to go tell my brain to pull itself together and have a cup of tea (which is brewing right now) and just hop to it, no matter how "shitty" it might be. Maybe that'll persuade my brain to get back to my "Of Ghosts and Carols" WIP. Sorry for the rambling!