91

Provoke the Stifling 6

HISTORY IS THE LONG AND TRAGIC STORY OF THE FACT THAT PRIVILEGED GROUPS SELDOM GIVE UP THEIR PRIVILEGES VOLUNTARILY.

Martin Luther King

“Letter from Birmingham Jail”

I GIVE YOU THIS ONE RULE OF CONDUCT. DO WHAT YOU WILL,

BUT SPEAK OUT ALWAYS. BE SHUNNED, BE HATED, BE RIDICULED,

BE SCARED, BE IN DOUBT, BUT DON’T BE GAGGED. THE TIME OF TRIAL

IS ALWAYS. NOW IS THE APPOINTED TIME.

John Jay Chapman

Commencement address, Hobart College, 1900

AT TIMES, people face circumstances they feel compelled to challenge. They direct themselves to attack intensely the way things are because the sum of those things, or one aspect they find particularly appalling, is destroying human possibilities.

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