Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese American activist
She was immortalized in a picture depicting the death of Malcolm X. In the picture, she is seen cradling Malcolm X as he lay dying.
An activist in her own right, she has worked tirelessly in a variety of movements to promote social justice and equality.
Picture Source: Blackpast.org

Yuri Kochiyama, Japanese American activist

She was immortalized in a picture depicting the death of Malcolm X. In the picture, she is seen cradling Malcolm X as he lay dying.

An activist in her own right, she has worked tirelessly in a variety of movements to promote social justice and equality.

Picture Source: Blackpast.org

"If we look at who is in prison and why they are there, then it’s clear that race and class have much more to do with the overcrowding of these prison institutions than the existence of crime. Once people have spent time in prison, they are forever haunted by their status as prisoners. They are forever haunted by civil death. They are forever excluded from certain aspects of democratic participation."

Angela Y. Davis, The Meaning of Freedom

If there were ever a picture that in my mind captured the sentiment of Du Bois’ idea of rising above the Veil, then this picture is it. 

Source: NASA, A Picture of the Day

If there were ever a picture that in my mind captured the sentiment of Du Bois’ idea of rising above the Veil, then this picture is it.

Source: NASA, A Picture of the Day

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"I have called my tiny community a world, and so its isolation made it; and yet there was among us but a half-awakened common consciousness, sprung from common joy and grief, at burial, birth, or wedding; from a common hardship in poverty, poor land, and low wages; and above all, from the sight of the Veil that hung between us and Opportunity."

-W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk