“When historians pick up their pens to write the story of the 21st century, let them say that it was your generation who laid down the heavy burdens of hate at last and that peace finally triumphed over violence, aggression and war. So, I say to you, walk with the wind brothers and sisters, and let the spirit of peace and the power of everlasting love be your guide.”
Congressman John R. Lewis

“He’s gone up yonder and left us with marching orders. I suggest – since he’s close enough to God to keep his eye on the sparrow and us – we salute, suit up, and march on.”
President Bill Clinton, at funeral of John R. Lewis

“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.”
Nelson Mandela

“I can do something. I can say something.”
Congressman John Lewis, at Black Lives Matter Plaza, Washington, DC, June 7, 2020

“Acting is not about being seen, a drama teacher told her once. True Acting meant becoming invisible.”
Brit Bennett, “The Vanishing Half”

“The virus knows no borders and cooperation is absolutely essential.”
Secretary Madeleine Albright

“If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.”
Shirley Chisholm, First African American woman elected to Congress

“I wanted to show women working together.”
Meredith Bergmann, Sculptor chosen to make a monument honoring suffragists

“It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”
Speaker Tip O’Neill

“The short story is 2019 was the year from hell and we were glad when it was over. Now, 2020, I don’t know what you’d call it, but it’s worse than last year,”
Jim Greif, Corn and soybean farmer in Prairieburg, Iowa, about 60 miles north of Iowa City