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'A Committed Life'

“If any of you are around when I have to meet my day … I’d like someone to mention … I tried to be right on the war question … that I did try to feed the hungry … to clothe those who were naked … to visit those who were in prison … to love and serve humanity. If you want to say that I was a drum major, say that I was a drum major for justice; say that I was a drum major for peace; I was a drum major for righteousness. … I just want to leave a committed life behind.”
From “The Drum Major Instinct” sermon,
Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta,
Feb. 4, 1968


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