People come up to me in airports they walk into the office and they say i m going to cry. At the 1963 march on washington freedom is not a state.
For hundreds and thousands of our brothers are not here.
John lewis quotes march on washington. We march today for jobs and freedom but we have nothing to be proud of for hundreds and thousands of our brothers are not here. We do not want our freedom gradually but we want to be free now. I m going to pass out and i say please don t pass out.
For they are receiving starvation wages or no wages at all. John lewis speech at the march on washington 28 august 1963 1 we march today for jobs and freedom but we have nothing to be proud of. John lewis 1963 march on washington to those who have said be patient and wait we have long said that we cannot be patient.
Never become bitter and in the process be happy and just go for it john lewis. Welcome march quotes we shall splinter the segregated south into a thousand pieces and put them back together in the image of god and democracy. For they are receiving starvation wages or no wages at all.
It is an act. I believe in nonviolence as a way of life as a way of living. We want our freedom and we want it now watch the historic words of 23 year old john lewis at the march on washington subscribe to nowthis.
I m not a doctor john lewis. John lewis was the last living speaker at the march where martin luther king jr delivered his famous i have a dream address as chairman of the student nonviolent. John lewis who died on friday at the age of 80 made history when he delivered a speech at the 1963 march on washington an event that also included the iconic i have a dream speech by.
It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Before his death friday rep. Washington cnn in 1963 a young john lewis arrived at the march on washington for jobs and freedom prepared to excoriate the kennedy administration which many racial justice activists viewed as.