There is nothing more inspiring than words from Martin Luther King, Jr. or from Congressman John Lewis who worked tirelessly with MLK and long after King’s death for social justice in this country. Our team is glad to be able to share these words:
“A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.
So we’re going to stand up amid horses. We’re going to stand up right here, amid the billy-clubs. We’re going to stand up right here amid the police dogs, if they have them. We’re going to stand up amid tear gas! We’re going to stand up amid anything they can muster up, letting the world know that we are determined to be free!”
– Martin Luther King, Jr. in March 1965 in Selma, Alabama.
“When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So I say to you, walk with the wind, brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”
– John Lewis, the civil rights leader and congressman who died on July 17, wrote this essay shortly before his death.