In People, Harry Belafonte Sees 'So Many Things in Reversal' for Blacks

People Magazine devoted five pages in the date issue to remembering the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's March on Washington by soliciting liberal celebrities (like Harry Belafonte and Ruby Dee) and liberal "civil rights" leaders (like Andrew Young and Rep. John Lewis) for their memories.

Belafonte complained there were "so many things in reversal" in current-day Washington:

"For me, half a century later to see so many things in reversal -- the recent Supreme Court ruling on voter protection and the gerrymandering of districts to deny black people the power to vote -- is not exactly the image I saw of America that day."

Young added, "Without full protection of the vote, we can't be truly free."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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