14 January 1940-15 August 2015
American social activist, leader of the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, writer,
one of the righteous mighty.
Photo: Richard Avedon
23 March 1963, Atlanta, Georgia
They organized, lobbied, boycotted, walked, marched, sat-in. They fought for the rights(s) of full citizenship; risking life, limb and simple comfort - for us. All of us. And though they were beaten, jailed and killed, they would not be moved. They changed the world. And I am so grateful. There are so few of the righteous mighty left. Now there is one less.