We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

'Letter from Birmingham Jail' in Why We Can't Wait 1963.

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This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action.

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