From my friend Deon Gordon:
A few weeks ago, I had the distinct honor of chatting privately with civil rights activist and former mayor of Atlanta, Andrew Young. He shared with me a humorous and rather encouraging story of native son, Fred Shuttlesworth. “When the water hoses started firing, we all started hiding behind trees… we looked over and Fred was in the street with his chest out.” That’s our legacy, Birmingham… Unshakable bravery. An unwavering commitment to justice… regardless of who’s in office, regardless of who’s in power. It’s through that lens which I look upon this election and upon this nation. Those who fought for us faced down much worse. I hope, in our own ways, we can honor their courage.