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Former Civil Rights Activist, Brenda Delgado discusses what it was like growing up becoming an activist and marching with Dr. King during the tumultuous 1960s. She speaks with Cayman about what that experience was like and how it compares to today--and what Dr. King himself may think of what’s happening here in America 52 years later.
Before there was #resist, there was resist a 1960s movement. The turbulence and civil unrest of the 1960s was never just a protest. It was a movement, a civil movement demanding change. Today's hashtag resist does not exist without this previous movement, or without the sacrifice of those that came before us. What’s going on today represents the same broken political and judicial system from the 1960s—but told from the exact same yet different set of youth.
The effects of that very powerful and haunting time has transcended into today's modern culture –with the #Black Lives Matter movement -- The only thing that's changed is the calendar year—
The hotbed is back with a new set of youth – the same lens from the same exact American youth of the 1960s.
Brenda Delgado was one of those youth of the 60's, who grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, during the Civil Rights Movement and was activated at a very young age, marching with civil rights leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
She talks about life growing up in the south as a descendant of a slave owner's son and the legacy of her family, the civil rights movement and where we are today in America.
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