Not to take away from what The Man They Call BO has accomplished, but let's not lose sight of The Man Who Started It All, on August 28, 1963. When we teach Rhetoric, we always show this speech to The Kiddos. You can hear the man's backbone, propping up every delicious, dedicated syllable. Even our Jaded, Over-the-Top Cherubs react when they hear the Power Behind these Words.
"Because of his dedication to the cause of justice and his fight for human dignity, he wrestled with the soul of this nation and pushed it to reach for its greatest destiny. He injected new meaning into the very veins of our society and gave his life to make our democracy real."
--Congressman & Civil Rights Activist John Lewis, a close friend of Dr. King's