Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ernie Chambers, The Man Who Sued God, Still Militant - Nebraska

Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers

I included this video to get your attention, which obviously was the reason for the law suit in the first place. Now that we have your attention, if you don't already know something about State Senator Chambers, now is a good time to find out.

 I'm tempted to include Nebraska State Senator Chambers' bio but I think I'll just present what I have here and hope that you'll be inspired to do more research on this incredibly dynamic individual. If you have the time be sure not to miss any of the material that I am including and do share it with those whom you think will benefit from it.

Ernie, Still Militant 


Ernie Chambers in the sixties was no less dynamic. 
See the following video documentary to see what he had to say back then.

"A Time for Burning" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 2005.

"A Time for Burning" is a 1966 American documentary film which explores the attempts of the minister of Augustana Lutheran Church in Omaha, Nebraska, to persuade his all-white congregation to reach out to "negro" Lutherans in the city's north side. The film was directed by San Francisco filmmaker William C. Jersey, was nominated as Best Documentary Feature in the 1967 Academy Awards, and introduced America to a young Ernie Chambers. The film was commissioned by the Lutheran Church.

There used to be a link to the film on line now we can only find a clip of Ernie Chambers speaking.

A Time For Burning Clip  With Ernie Chambers

Interview with film directoe William Jersey

Finally listen to this Mother Jones interview with Senator Chambers

Ernie Chambers,  the longest standing state senator in Nebraska political history.
from Mother Jones Radio: 06-01-22: Ernie Chambers interview

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