Jackson Browne knows people think he’s past his prime. Or “way out over my due date,” as he puts it on his new album. “I’m talking about shelf life. But I think a lot of stuff is still good after the date that’s printed on the package.”
If anyone had a right to question whether our democracy was worth redeeming, it was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Because in the face of billy clubs and lynchings, poll taxes and literacy tests, he never gave in to violence, never waved a traitorous flag or gave up on our country.
George Stinney Jr. He was fourteen. Three months after being arrested, he was executed on this day in 1944. They used a bible as a booster seat when they sat him in the electric chair. Seventy years later, he was exonerated for the murder of 2 white girls.
Stephen Jackson with just about the most powerful words I’ve ever heard