(John Lewis left us his great legacy. He also gave us words to live by as we continue the march.)


Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month or a year. It is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”


“We are one people with one family. We all live in the same house—and through books, through information we must find a way to say to people that we must lay down the burden of hate. For hate is too heavy a burden to bear.”


“Freedom is not a state. It is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take. Each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.”