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View Diary: So I was at the anti-DOMA rally today... (pictures and video) (50 comments)

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  •  I was born same era....stuff happened so close (3+ / 0-)
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    aitchdee, Ginny in CO, mdmslle

    to our births that we did not experience. I try to explain this to kids and they don't get it.

    JFK was killed three years before I was born
    I was a toddler when MLK and RFK were killed.
    The voting rights act was a brand new baby when I was born a year later in '66. Before then municipalies made it their law to purposefly prevent lawful citizens from voting.( just happened last yr too!)
    I was alive when there were American children dying of Pellegra and malnutrition (in the 60s, before free food stamps were widespread, mostly in the South).


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