I am leaving this legacy to all of you … to bring peace, justice, equality, love and a fulfillment of what our lives should be. Without vision, the people will perish, and without courage and inspiration, dreams will die– the dream of freedom and peace.
was that I was a person with dignity and self-respect, and I should not set my sights lower than anybody else just because I was black.
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