Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Only barbarians are not curious about where they come from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, and if so, why, and if not, why not.
You didn’t have a choice about the parents you inherited, but you do have a choice about the kind of parent you will be.
That’s my prescription for a happy marriage – marry someone who doesn’t do anything similar to what you do.
In politics, there are no friends.
It never occurred to me that I was not going to challenge segregation.
I grew up in a very religious family and it is the motivating force to every thing I do. I am fortunate to have had adults all around me who really lived their faith, in helping other people and doing the best you can do.
We must always refill and ensure there is a critical mass of leaders and activists committed to nonviolence and racial and economic justice who will keep seeding and building transforming movements.
A lot of people are waiting for Martin Luther King or Mahatma Gandhi to come back – but they are gone. We are it. It is up to us. It is up to you.
Few new truths have ever won their way against the resistance of established ideas save by being overstated.