Liberty’s Blood

It bears repeating that the first Pride was a #riot.

It bears repeating that African Americans gained their freedom from slavery through a civil war.

It bears repeating that women gained the right to vote with blood, sweat, and tears.

It bears repeating, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

It bears repeating that the Harlem Riots of 1943 were sparked by a police officer’s gun shot.

It bears repeating that the roots of policing in America were sewn in the fields of Slavery.

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Michael Ray

Bachelors of English Literature
Humboldt State University.

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