Civil Rights tour – Day 8 – End of a Journey

June 18th, 2012

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope”
Robert Kennedy – Cape Town, South Africa 1966
The modern Civil Rights movement began in 1954 with the Brown vs. Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas and ended in 1968 with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. After learning and hearing the Civil Rights activists speaking about the turbulent years and horrific experiences, I have decided that I have to find a way to make a difference every day. The principles that governed their movement and their daily lives are so appropriate for the current climate. The rhetoric of equality, forgiveness, hope, peace, justice, and non-violence are all things that go into the formula for making this world a better place. All of these things bound together by a close relationship with the church make a strong road upon which to build your own journey. I am thankful that our country has come so far but we still have so far to go in this country and the world.

Peace and Blessings.

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