Quote: President Clinton on Medgar Evers

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Photo: Gordon Parks

Mr. Clinton said that Washington could learn from Mr. Evers.

“The next time you hear people complaining around Washington about what a rough business democracy is, we might do well to remember what it was like 50 years ago, and the sacrifices that were made.”

“Fighting for a world we can share instead of having to agree to let somebody else control it has always been a highly dangerous proposition. It is expensive in blood and life.”

via Paying Tribute to Medgar Evers, 50 Years Later – NYTimes.com.