Carrie Meek wore this prophetic t-shirt in the House chamber. She was later elected to the Senate and then to the U.S. Congress. Meek was the first African American women to be elected to the Florida senate. She was a 1992 Florida Women’s Hall of Fame inductee.
The girl dreams she is dangerously ill. Suddenly birds come out of her skin and cover her completely … swarms of gnats obscure the sun, the moon, and all the stars except one. That one star falls upon the dreamer.
Catherine Deneuve waiting in the snow on the set of Mississippi Mermaid, Grenoble, France, 1969. Photo by Mary Ellen Mark.
“America is in a hole. The last response of the blowhards and cowards who have put it there is always: “So what would you do: set them free?” Our answer remains, yes. There is clearly a risk that some of them would then commit some act of violence—in Yemen, elsewhere in the Middle East or even in America itself. That risk can be lessened by surveillance. But even if another outrage were to happen, the evil of “Gitmo” has recruited far more people to terrorism than a mere 166. Mr Obama should think about America’s founding principles, take out his pen and end this stain on its history.”