Wisdom from Civil Rights elders

The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s is often characterized as one of "nonviolent resistance," but that term fails to get at the deep moral and spiritual roots that gave the movement its power. Listen to those at the heart of movement, and you'll hear it described as "love in action," and as a living manifestation of "the beloved community"—a community from which no one was excluded, even the enemy.

“The movement created what I like to call a nonviolent revolution.
It was love at its best. It’s one of the highest forms of love.
That you beat me, you arrest me, you take me to jail, you almost kill me,
but in spite of that, I’m gonna still love you.”
Congressman and Civil Rights Leader, John Lewis