Two key figures of the Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s were Martin Luther King Jr. and John Lewis. Both were men of faith, and chose the path of nonviolence shaped by this same faith, to tackle some of the greatest injustices of our modern times.
Here are a couple of quotes from these giants:
“Without prayer, without faith in the Almighty, the civil rights movement would have been like a bird without wings.”- John Lewis
“I want to see young people in America feel the spirit of the 1960s and find a way to get in the way. To find a way to get in trouble. Good trouble, necessary trouble.” -John Lewis
“What I try to tell young people is that if you come together with a mission, and it's grounded with love and a sense of community, you can make the impossible possible.” -John Lewis
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
Here is a speech from MLK the night before they assassinated him in Memphis. A moving sermon, regardless of your faith background.
Let's go get into good and necessary trouble...