The Activists' Watch

April 29, 2022

Turning the embers into a bonfire
Calendar section

Upcoming Activist Events:
April 29 - May 12

May 2 - 7 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting
May 9 - 7 pm, NAACP meeting
May 9 - 7 pm, Staunton Organizing meeting
May 10 - 7 pm, Citizens' Climate Lobby Meeting

On Juneteenth (June 18) a major rally, organized by Poor People's Campaign and highlighting a speech by Rev. William Barber will occur in Washington. For details regarding busses, ridesharing, housing etc.:

For complete descriptions of these events, visit
The Activists' Guide Calendar.

Advisory Council

The newest member of the Advisory Council is Rev. Patricia Jones Turner. She is Coordinator of Trinity Episcopal Church’s White Feather Historical and Educational Project.

The complete list of members is available at or by clicking here.

She joins the other 16 members of the Advisory Council. The Council works with all five of the Activists' Guide publications, including Activists' Watch.

What happened?

May 4, 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen fired, with live ammunition, into a crowd of students at Kent State (Ohio) University. All the four martyred students were Caucasian. In protest, nearly 900 campuses experienced walkouts. Hundreds of universities, colleges and high schools across the country were shut down by strikes and protests, involving more than 4 million students.

May 15, 1970, Jackson State (Mississippi) Killings. 40 state police opened fire on a dorm for 30 seconds at this HBCU, discharging 460 shots from distances between 30 to 50 feet. Two Black students were killed and 9 were wounded per The New York Times. There was no coverage of any subsequent strikes, rallies or similar actions by the media.

Today's Quote

“The whole function of education is to create a Nazi.”

Bernhard Rust, Nazi education minister
February 1938

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