Fifty years later we must make a sacred pledge to honor this legacy by recommitting ourselves to those ideals that James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner lost their lives on behalf of all of us who are alive today.
Not every speaker tells a crowd of young leaders that their job is to get into trouble. But that's part of the message iconic civil rights warrior and now Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) conveyed to students this week.
During this last week of Women’s History Month, I wanted you to learn about Ella Baker, a transforming but too-little-known woman and overpowering justice warrior for my generation of civil rights activists.
Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till died too young, and their families' lives were changed forever; connected over the years by those facts, they share a common bond. Beyond that, there is simply no comparison.
I still remember the clicking of the marchers' heels as they moved into the Birmingham's business district, and, just then, the roar of a police motorcycle as it cut in front of King and Abernathy, halting the protest.