#VOTETHEDREAM Voting mattered then, and voting matters now!
In 1946, when attempting to vote was literally deadly, some among us were willing to do whatever was necessary to vote. This film follows Otis Moss, Sr. through his day long journey to cast his ballot in rural Georgia. Powerful, poignant, and prescient as today’s struggles with voter suppression multiply.
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Otis Moss, Sr.’s journey to vote in 1946 Georgia is one of heartbreak and enduring hope. And it is as relevant today as it was back then, especially as people of color across the U.S. remain determined to cast their Constitutionally protected right to vote despite long lines, lawsuits, phony ballot boxes and voter purges.
Otis' dream was to vote. He never got the chance. Voting is a sacred right. Exercise Yours.