August 28, 2013


MLK's March on Washington Still Inspires

Jon Favreau: "We can make excuses. We can say that we are too busy or tired; too cynical or fed up. But 50 years ago, hundreds of thousands of Americans made a different decision. Most had fewer rights than we do. Most had fewer means than we do. Some had been humiliated and discriminated against and beaten within an inch of their lives by people whose job it was to protect them."

"They came to Washington anyway. They drove, hitchhiked, and even walked--some for hundreds of miles over multiple days. They came from Boston and Los Angeles, Cleveland and Houston, Milwaukee and Mobile. And when the March on Washington was met with anxiety and skepticism by the Washington establishment, they kept on. As one account said, they kept on because 'it was never about 'me now,' it was always about 'someone someday.' It could not have worked otherwise.'"










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