The great orators of my time were the Black freedom fighters in the 50’s and 60’s. Everyone has heard of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech but there were those from different parts of Black life inAmericawho fought for civil rights too. For example, the Muslim Malcolm X. One of the great orators I did not have the privilege of hearing much of was Malcolm X. He came up in an article concerning the present national office of the NAACP President Ben Jealous. Listen to Malcolm short interview”
Jealous is up in arms concerning the state legislation in many states who are putting laws in place to disenfranchise minority groups. Jealous is charging these states are executing a campaign to keep the minority groups, elderly citizens and the young from voting. Jealous and other organizations are traveling to Genevato ask the Human Rights Commission to investigate these states. “We are hoping they will come over here, look at the impact of these laws, look at the intent, and actually render their recommendations about what actions we should take with regard to these laws,” USA Today quoted Jealous as saying during a media conference call on.
In my state voter ID legislation is house bill 934 and considered the toughest voter ID legislation in the country.