Tuesday, June 21, 2005

41 years

41 years. 2 generations.
The 1964 Civil Rights act was passed.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed.
Robert Kennedy was assassinated.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.
Man walked on the moon.
58,177 American soldiers died in Vietnam.
President Eisenhower died.
President Johnson died.
President Truman died.
President Nixon resigned from office.
America celebrated 200 years of independence.
Americans were held hostage in Iran for 444 days.
President Clinton was impeached.
President Reagan died.
The US population increased by almost 104 million.
The mainland of the United States was attacked by terrorists.
The United States went to war in Iraq twice.
James Byrd, Jr. was dragged to death behind the pickup of 3 white men in Texas.

and Edgar Ray Killen escaped justice and lived as a free man - but no more.
A jury in Mississippi convicted him of manslaughter for the deaths of 3 civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi in 1964. Today, after 41 years, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and James Chaney can finally rest in peace.

Justice delayed indeed...

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