This piece I share in honor of this event in history.
Fifty years ago tonight, President Johnson delivered to the nation one of the most meaningful and powerful speeches any American president ever delivered before a joint session of Congress. That night, he poured out his soul, his heart, in proposing the Voting Rights Act, and then before the closing of the speech he said, “And we shall overcome.” I was sitting next to Dr. King watching the speech on television, and when President Johnson said those words I looked over at Dr. King and watched a single tear roll down his cheek. We knew then that it was just a matter of time —the Voting Rights Act would be passed.
- Congressman John Lewis
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. -James 2:17
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