The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 16, 1989 - Page 5
z d Weekend Of
JESSICA GREENE/Doily LAEANRREZ/DaIly'
Emcee"Scottlin Rueker joins in the singing by the University of Michigan Choir during the Religious Services and Gloria House discusses "The Movement that Made King: Women in the
Gospel Concert at the Michigan Union Ballroom yesterday. Civil Rights Movement" on Friday at the Law School.
"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to
have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your
verb agree to serve. You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to
serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory to serve. You don't have to
know the second theory of thermodynamics inphysics to serve. You only f
need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love."
x 3 s K ing-on racism
"Bein Negro in America means listenin to suburban oliticians talk
eloquently against open housing while arguing in the same breath that they are
not racists. It means being harried by day and haunted by night by a nagging
sense of nobodiness and constantly fighting to be saved from the poison of
bitterness. It means the ache and anguish of living in so many situations where
yhopes unborn have died."
. .. King-on civil rights
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think
critically. But education which stops with efficiency may prove the greatest '
menace to society. The most dangerous criminal may be the man gifted wither
reason but with no morals." l
+ 'I'yn4te rv geo usKing-onjustice and freedom
" Amlibertiand are tofpmd oablithe lip service to the guarantees of ife,
Amberyansdgpursuit happiness. These fine sentiments are embodied in the s
2 A~. Declaration of Independence, but that document was always a declaration of
hintent rather than of reality. There were slaves when it was written; there were -
slaves when it was adopted; and to this day, Black Americans have not life,ur
liberty, nor the privilege of pursuing happiness, and millions of poor white
Americans are in economic bondage that is scarcely less oppressive.
Americans who genuinely treasure our national ideals, who know they are sti
elusive dreams for all too many, should welcome the stirring of Negro
demands. They are shattering the complacency that allowed a multitude of
social evils to accumulate."
V ~ King-on peace
1 'ass , The greatest irony andtragedy of all isthatour nation, which initiated so
r much of the revolutionary spirit of the modemn world, is now cast in the mold,
Sof being an arch antirevolutionary. We are engaged in a war that seeks to turn:
2~ ~~- ~ athe clock of history back and perpetuate white colonialism."
'I've been to the mountain top"
.."... We have been force to a point where we're going to have to grapple
A,.," , , . with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history,
but the demands didn't force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple
X6 E. . with them! Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But
now no longer can they just talk about'it. It is no longer a choice between
violence and nonviolence in this world, it's nonviolence or nonexistence.
, 4V"That is where we are today. And also in the human rights revolution, if
,, zsomething isn't done, and in a hurry, to bring the colored peoples of the world
. 'R-NoNA/ out of their long years of poverty, their long years of hurt and neglect, the ;
ROBIN LozNAK/Dally whole world is doomed.
Approximately 200 people marched yesterday in the Seventh Annual Second Baptist Church Unity March. "... If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I
could understand some of these illegal injunctions. Maybe I could understand'
the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't
committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom
of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read
of the freedom of the press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is
the right to protest for right. And so, just as I say, we aren't going to let any
Ball.. dog or water hose turn us around. We aren't going to let any injunction turn us'
' 4 around. We are going on.
"... Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a
greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days
of challenge, to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to
make a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to
................. be here with you.
I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days
ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the
mountain top. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life;
longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to
do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've
a looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you.,
SBut I want you to know tonight that we as a nonl will g-et in the nmmicpA