James Baldwin, Joan Baez, James Forman marching in Montgomery, Alabama 1965.
Gordon Parks was the first African American photographer for LIFE magazine. A visual artist who captured the trials and joys of African Americans…He was the FIRST major African American director and is responsible for the ‘Learning Tree’ & the blaxploitation film ‘Shaft’…
American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.
"Unreasonable men and women shape the world. If you want to get the edge, you gotta get unreasonable, and the way you get unreasonable is you change your shoulds into musts." -Tony Robbins