Courage, after all, is not being unafraid, but doing what needs to be done in spite of fear.

— James L. Farmer, Jr.

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If we do not save the environment, then whatever we do in civil rights will be of no meaning, because then we will have the equality of extinction.


Anyone who said he wasn't afraid during the civil rights movement was either a liar or without imagination. I was scared all the time. My hands didn't shake but inside I was shaking.


Inner city education must change. Our responsibility is not merely to provide access to knowledge; we must produce educated people.


Institutional practices, it seems, perpetuate themselves mostly by their invisibility.


Evil societies always kill their consciences.


Over the years, there has been an intermingling of film and aircraft.

This relationship has generated all kinds of movies, including those filmed in San Diego.


We, who are the living, possess the past. Tomorrow is for our martyrs.


Ugliness has its own splendor when it houses a soul of beauty.


It's hard to pay attention and stay focused, especially when there is a lot going on around you.