“We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history
there is such a thing as being too late. Procrastination is still the thief of time. . . .
We must move past indecision to action. . . . Now let us begin. Now let us re-dedicate ourselves to the long and bitter—and beautiful—struggle for a new world.
This is the calling of the children of God, and our brothers and sisters wait eagerly for our response. Shall we say the odds are too great? Shall we tell them the struggle is too hard? . . . Or will there be another message, of longing, of hope, of solidarity with their yearnings, of commitment to the cause, whatever the cost? The choice is ours, and though we might prefer it otherwise we must choose in this crucial moment in human history.”
—Martin Luther King, Jr