Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 35, and Ms. Marian Anderson

Inspiring Critical Thinking and Community via Books, Lessons, and Story

It is crucial that we each help our society to become more fully inclusive for all of us today, and to come and work together, for all of us.  This famous Easter Concert, in 1939, paved the way for a more famous speech, given on the very same step upon which Ms. Anderson stood to sing of freedom.   Guess who gave that speech?


I believe that attention to shared histories, as in DC, may provide part of an answer.  I started a note about that, a few years ago, in my book Stayed on Freedom’s Call:

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• Tutoring children from Shepherd Elementary school every week
• PAUSE writing club
• Africa Projects – Abayudayan Jewish Co-op Coffee”

The membership of Tifereth Israel Congregation overlaps to an interesting extent with that of the nearby Washington Ethical Society, and cooperates in various annual events with the ethically minded…

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5 thoughts on “Thoughtful Thursdays, Stayed on Freedom’s Call page 35, and Ms. Marian Anderson”

  1. Many thanks for sharing this page from my previous book on community cooperation, Ned.
    I hope that it helps to generate more cooperation in the future, and soon!


    1. Indeed we do!
      Working as fast as I can to add another potential tool to our collective HumanKind Toolbox…

      (… and hoping it will help…)

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