Today was a historic moment for our nation. Garry Brown, Tennessee District Attorney, announced that he has re-opened the investigation into the 1940 murder of whom some have identified as the “first martyr of the civil rights movement”, Elbert Williams. Mr. Elbert Williams was a bright, outspoken 31-year-old family-oriented man in the predominantly black community … Continue reading Reenvisioning Justice
Leslie had the seminal experience of testifying to the Tennessee Legislature on the lynching of her great grand uncle and voting rights activist Elbert Williams and its effect on subsequent generations of her family.
The last time I opened this blog up was to post a blog entry on inequality for Blog Action Day. I wanted to write about how inequality always adds this extra layer of crud on top of other issues. I wrote several examples from the past year or so in my journal. First I wrote … Continue reading What Peace Looks Like on a Thursday
Leslie McGraw, special to the Washtenaw Jewish News, March 2020 Over 80 members of Temple Beth Emeth synagogue and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan came together on Saturday, January 18 at Temple Beth Emeth on Packard Road to watch and discuss the film Suppressed: The Fight to Vote. The new documentary … Continue reading Temple Beth Emeth and Bethel A.M.E. Church talk voter suppression
A Belated Happy Birthday to Elbert Williams
My son made me a mom twenty years ago, but my heart did not begin to reach its full potential until I became a stepmom.
In honor of National Poetry Month, I thought I would share the poem that started the Tru Story blog. When I first showed this site to my supervisor at the time, she said, "It's nice. But, is the entire site about you?" I didn't know how to respond at the time, but now I see … Continue reading Still in Love
All Blog Activity will continue on April 13. Until then, please continue building your dreams! ~Leslie Diego Delso [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commonscaption
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#FlashbackFridays Originally published on January 23, 2013 For the past 15 years, it has been virtually impossible to go and visit my grandma without seeing "Grandma Jennie". Not only was she often outside or in the lobby when we arrived, she would often strategically need to open her door for something just as we hit … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Mr. President!
Resolutions or no resolutions? How do you start a new habit, a new mindset...how do you start over? Gain valuable insight and perspective to answer these questions and more from exclusive interviews I have conducted as well as a few guest posts. Some of the posts are new, some are repeats of my favorites that have … Continue reading Tru Story Series Begins in January