Marian Wright Edelman
"I first heard and was inspired by Dr. King in 1960, when he spoke at my alma mater, Spelman College, in Sisters Chapel. He told us to always keep moving: "If you cannot fly, drive; if you cannot drive, run; if you cannot run, walk; if you cannot walk, crawl. But keep moving. Keep moving forward." And fight with all our might those who seek to move us backwards. We must keep these words in mind to continue the fight to fulfill Dr. King’s vision of a new world and beloved community for all our children."
Marian Wright Edelman is President of the Children’s Defense Fund whose Leave No Child Behind
Martin Luther King, "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam"
Excerpts of a Sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church on April 30, 1967.
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