Rev. Al Sharpton at March on Washington: Rosa Parks Was No Bitch, Fannie Lou Hamer Was No Ho’

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Rev. Al Sharpton at March on Washington: Rosa Parks Was No Bitch, Fannie Lou Hamer Was No Ho’

Rev. Al Sharpton is the keynote speaker at the rally during the March on Washington. He had a special message for those entertainers who like to denigrate women, including black women, saying, “Rosa Parks was no bitch and Fannie Lou Hamer was no ho.” He said we are going to march to get voting rights. #mlkdream50, #marchonwashington #alsharpton

Rev. Sharpton also said we redeposited check Dr. King talked about but it bounced again but this time, because it was marked stop payment. They bailed out banks and made life easy for the upper class, but nothing for the middle class. Sharpton also hit out against those Republicans who engaging in voter suppression via strict voter identification laws on the false premise of voter fraud being rampant. He said “we had ID when we voted for Johnson, for Nixon, for Carter, why do we need a new ID to vote for Obama?”

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) who also spoke at the March on Washington in 1963, said “I’m not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right right to vote away.”

Think Progress: You cannot stand by. You cannot sit down. You have to stand up, speak up, speak out and get in the way. Make some noise. The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It’s the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society and we’ve got to use it. Back in 1963 we didn’t have a cellular telephone, iPad, iPod, but we used what we had to bring about a non-violent revolution. And I said to all of the young people, you must get out there and push and pull and make America what America should be for all of us. We must say to the Congress, ‘Fix the Voting Rights Act.’

History — Rev. Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III embrace as Dr. King’s granddaughter, Yolanda King, looks on:

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Martin Luther King III and Rev. Sharpton embrace at 50th Anniversary of March on Washington (Photo credit: Instagram)

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist, blogger and social media consultant. Janet specializes in political and social commentary, as well as business writing. She is the founder and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette. She is putting the finishing touches on her new novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay, Jamaica.