- In Remembrance
Aug. 16, 2018 - We are deeply saddened by the news today that Aretha Franklin has passed away. For many of us, her music is literally the sound track of our lives. Her most recognized song R-E-S-P-E-C-T became a powerful anthem calling for respect, dignity and inclusion of all people. It was then and is still a call for deep societal change to repair and heal destructive patterns of historical harm, racism, discrimination and bias within our society. NACRJ works every day to promote the vision she expressed through her song. We mourn her passing but are deeply thankful for the life and vision she shared with the world.