Dear Broadway Family,
As we continue to journey through Lent and are reminded to take time to slow down and enjoy the places we find ourselves, in any specific moment. I also celebrate this moment in our history. On March 7th, the US Senate passed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act, named after 15-year-old Emmett of Chicago, who was lynched in 1955, for allegedly whistling at Carolyn Bryant in Mississippi. The bill was first introduced in the House in 2019 by US Representative Bobby Rush of Chicago and is now headed to the President’s desk.
Acts like such are tools of intimidation that were historically used to deny basic privileges to the Black and other minority communities, and while it is disturbing that such a law is still needed in our world today, I hope some of you will find this news as ‘medicine’ as we are reminded this Sunday that anything can be medicine to our hearts and souls.