Make no mistake, the Republican Party today is hostile to the work of the Civil Rights Movement, attacking voting rights, as police routinely murder young black males to the applause of Republicans.
From Scott Walker to the deep south, the Republican Party makes open appeals to racism as they are nationalizing the Southern Strategy.
We honor those killed by racist terrorists by remembering and never stop fighting back.
From the Zinn Education Project:
On Oct. 22, 1955, 16-year-old John Earl Reese was in a café in Mayflower, Texas when white men fired nine shots in the window, killing him and injuring his cousins. The men were among those attempting to terrorize African American residents into giving up plans for a new school. Read more in this article by Jerry Mitchell in The Clarion-Ledger http://shar.es/cv2PS and in the paper "Lost Life, ...a Miscarriage of Justice: The Death of John Earl Reese" by Kaylie Simon.
Photo: Children of Reese's cousin, Johnnie Myrle Nelson. Nelson, 15-years-old at the time, was one of the cousins sitting with Reese in the café along when he was shot. The plaque was dedicated in 2010. (http://bit.ly/1w8soSk) — with Rose Cannon.