Florida Civil Rights Showdown: Defending Our Legacy


Florida Civil Rights Showdown: Defending Our Legacy

This weekend, Florida will witness a significant civil rights showdown unfolding against the backdrop of Florida A&M University’s homecoming. The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation and the Power of the Ballot Action Fund are amplifying their Power of the Ballot ‘We Will Not Be Erased’ Vote 2024 campaign.

With the support of over 30 national and state-based organizations, they’re mobilizing Black voters, recognizing the urgency in defending against recent attacks on civil rights in Florida led by Governor Ron DeSantis. These attacks have included attempts to erase Black history from education and undermine voting rights.

Amanda Valdespino, a staff member in faculty development, wears earrings with the message “Read Banned Books” as she listens to speakers during a teach-in by University of Miami faculty on the school campus in Coral Gables, Fla, Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Faculty at the private institution held a teach-in Tuesday, drawing over 100 people, to discuss proposed Florida state legislation which they say would allow political considerations to stifle academic freedom at Florida’s public universities. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Simultaneously, civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton is making a powerful stand against DeSantis’ persistent efforts. He will also be on the campus of FAMU, along with civil rights attorney Ben Crump, and will have a sermon and press conference at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, along with other local leaders.

This comes in the wake of the racially motivated mass shooting that has deeply affected Black Floridians.

Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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