“when the history books are written in the future somebody will have to say,

‘There lived a race of people… a people who had the moral courage to stand up for their rights. And thereby they injected a new meaning into the veins of history and of civilization.’

And we’re gonna do that. God grant that we will do it before it is too late.”

Martin Luther King Jr., minister, activist, Quotes for Now, speech for Montgomery bus boycott, 1955