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In this snippet from Oprah's Master Class, John Lewis talks about how we must never give up in the fight against injustice.
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Publish Date: Jan 06, 2021
In this inspiring snippet from Oprah's Master Class, John Lewis talks about how we must never give up in the fight against injustice. There were times when he was hurt, and almost killed, but he never gave up in the fight to make things better for the next generation.
you must believe that some high in some way we're going to overcome we're going to survive may get knocked down. But you got to get up, dry your tears and keep moving during the freedom rides or during the sit ins during my efforts in Mississippi around the vote, working in Selma, I never, ever thought about given up. And then it is too much. I never thought about dropping out. You come to that point, but you say I got to go on and see what they ain't going to be. You have to You have to get out there and push and pull to try to make things better. The generations yet unborn, each one of us has the ability to resist, not to be quiet. We have to be brave. We have to be bold. We have toe use a constitutional right. It means a march or silent walk a sit in or sit down or maybe signing a petition writing the letter voting. We have to be engaged. All of us as members of the human family, as citizens of this country, their forces, they wanted to take us back to another place, and we're saying We're not going back but come too far. We made too much progress to stop, not or to turn around. That's I feel it is quarter my obligation, my mission, a mandate to reach as many young people as possible. The fight is not over. We have to continue to fight, and sometimes you have to fight some of the old battles over and over again for the next generation. For generations yet unborn, you too can make a contribution, and you must.