"We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider ... We will win our freedom because the sacred heritage of our nation and the eternal will of God are embodied in our echoing demands ..."
Letter from a Birmingham Jail
April 16, 1963
"Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation."
I Have Seen the Promised Land
April 3, 1968
* Tim Rollins, artist and visionary who used texts to elevate the minds of young at-risk youth in a collaborative practice of art making and activism, died on December 27, 2017. His legacy, like Dr. King's, is essential to our American story.