activist bryan stevenson: exercise your right to vote

November 2, 2018

These are dark political days—especially for Black folks. The powers that be and white supremacists want us, the marginalized and disenfranchised to stay that way. We have the power to create change. We have seen our ancestors do it—they fought and died for us to have the right to vote. 

Bryan Stevenson, activist, author, lawyer and the Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, AL, shares this important message on why we should exercise our right to vote. If we care about the poor, condemned, incarcerated, immigrants and disabled, we need to vote. He talks about the thousands of Black people who are honored at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, aka The Lynching Memorial, who were lynched, burned or drowned because they didn’t have political power.

We have the power to change that, but we must participate in the political process and vote the way our ancestors intended.