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THE EINSTEIN-ACTIVIST TEE

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THE "EINSTEIN~ACTIVIST" TEE, 

IT'S A LITTLE KNOWN FACT THAT THE FAMOUS PHYSICIST, NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING GENIUS, ALBERT EINSTEIN WAS ALSO A CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST! IN FACT AFTER HE MOVED TO THE UNITED STATES AND BEGAN TO ACTIVELY PROTEST. THE MEDIA OF THE DAY VEHEMENTLY SUPPRESSED THIS NEWS. HERE ARE SOME OF MR EINSTEIN'S ACTIVITIES ON BEHALF OF THE MOVEMENT: 

IN 1946, ALTHOUGH HE HAD AN AVERSION TO SPEAKING AT COLLEGES, HE ACCEPTED AN INVITATION TO APPEAR AT, LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, IN PHILADELPHIA. THE FIRST FACILITY OF HIGHER LEARNING TO GRANT DEGREES TO AFRICAN AMERICANS. AND THE ALMA MATER OF, LANGSTON HUGHES AND THURGOOD MARSHALL, WHERE HE RECEIVED AN HONORARY DEGREE AND GAVE A LECTURE ON RACE.

HE BACKED A CAMPAIGN TO DEFEND THE, "SCOTTSBORO BOYS." HE INVITED OPERA STAR, MARIAN ANDERSON TO STAY IN HIS HOME WHEN SHE WAS REFUSED LODGING BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF HER SKIN. HE WAS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF THE ACTOR, SINGER, ACTIVIST, PAUL ROBESON AFTER MR. ROBESON WAS BLACKLISTED DUE TO HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE MOVEMENT. THEY ALSO WORKED TOGETHER ON AN "ANTI-LYNCHING" PETITION CAMPAIGN.  MR. EINSTEIN ALSO INVITED MR. ROBESON TO APPEAR WITH HIM AT PRINCETON UNIVERSITY AFTER MR. ROBESON'S PUBLIC CASTIGATION. 

FOR DECADES, MR. EINSTEIN PUBLICLY ENCOURAGED THE ACTIVITIES OF THE N.A.A.C.P. AND IT'S FOUNDER, W. E. B. DuBOIS. WHEN THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT INDICTED MR. DuBOIS AT 83 YEAR OLD, FOR BEING A"FOREIGN AGENT,"  MR. EINSTEIN OFFERED TO APPEAR AS A CHARACTER WITNESS ON HIS FRIENDS BEHALF DURING THE TRIAL. DUE TO THE PUBLICITY SURROUNDING THIS DEVELOPMENT, THE JUDGE WAS CONVINCED TO DROP THE CASE.

IN JANUARY 1946, MR. EINSTEIN PUBLISHED AN ESSAY CALLED, "THE NEGRO QUESTION" WHICH APPEARED IN THE PAGEANT MAGAZINE. AMONG OTHER, THINGS IT SAID,  "RACISM IS A DISEASE OF WHITE PEOPLE... I DO NOT INTEND TO KEEP SILENT ABOUT IT! THE MORE I FEEL ABOUT DISCRIMINATION, THE MORE IT PAINS ME.  I CAN ESCAPE THE FEELING OF COMPLACENCY IN IT, BY SPEAKING OUT! RACISM IS AMERICA'S GREATEST DISEASE!"

OUR TEE FEATURES THIS QUOTATION AND BRINGS US TO TEARS EVERY TIME WE READ IT. IF ONLY THE HATEFUL IN AMERICA WOULD HAVE HEEDED THE WORDS OF THIS GREAT AND BRILLIANT MAN BACK WHEN THEY WERE WRITTEN, WE WOULD ALL BE LIVING IN A DIFFERENT WORLD TODAY!     

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