Historic Moments

Authors

  • Paul M. Sweezy
  • Harry Magdoff

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-040-01-1988-05_1

Keywords:

Race, Political Economy, Inequality

Abstract

Comments on the day after Super Tuesday by John Lewis, Georgia Congressman and former SNCC leader, highlight one aspect of the historic moments through which we are living: To me, it is unbelievable, extraordinary to see the distance we have come. If someone had told me 23 years ago when we walked across the bridge [in Selma, Alabama]—I couldn't register and vote in Alabama; my mother and father couldn't vote in I965—if someone had told me I would have the opportunity to vote for a black man for President, I would have said, "You're out of your mind." It was not a victory just for Jesse. It was the victory of a cause and a movement. (New York Times, March 10, 1988)

Published

1988-05-01

Issue

Section

Review of the Month