“Do not get lost in a sea of despair.”

Do not get lost in a sea of despair.  Be hopeful, be optimistic.  Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime.  Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.

— United States Representative John Lewis (D-GA 5th District)


Lewis is far right in the photo below.  The man second from right is the late civil rights leader James Farmer, who was a professor of mine at Mary Washington College.


From Wikimedia Commons: Lewis (far right) with Bayard Rustin, Andrew Young, Congressman William Fitts Ryan, and James Farmer 1965.

Photo credit: Stanley Wolfson, World Telegram staff photographer, via Library of Congress.

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