proclaim liberty

many declarations, interwoven

Photo of a Black person, with the reflection of US Flags seen behind them in the window
Ming Smith, America Seen through Stars and Stripes, 1976.

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Happy Thursday! Since today is a national holiday here in the U.S., I thought I'd try something, using a base text with which most of y'all are probably pretty familiar. Let me know what you think?

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal–

And God created human in God's image, in the image of God God created them. (Genesis 1:27)

Now, in view of this entire disfranchisement of one-half the people of this country, their social and religious degradation, in view of the unjust laws above mentioned, and because women do feel themselves aggrieved, oppressed, and fraudulently deprived of their most sacred rights, we insist that they have immediate admission to all the rights and privileges which belong to them as citizens of the United States. (The Seneca Falls Declaration of 1848)

REAFFIRMING that indigenous peoples are original, diverse societies with their own identities that constitute an integral part of the Americas; (American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2016)


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