"'The question is not whether we will be efficacious in provoking Congress to act,' the Rev. Theodore Seamons, pastor of Woodbridge Methodist Church said. 'Nine months after the summer of 1967, in which 85 died and 1,600 were wounded and millions of dollars of property lost, 12 weeks after the issuance of the federal report, which condemned white racism and gave 160 suggestions for action, a few weeks since Dr. Martin Luther King was murdered... The organization of the delegation to the Solidarity Day program of the Poor People's March Wednesday say they are involved in this effort because 'it's something we must do.'"
"On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger landed at the port of Galveston to extend Union military and civil authority over Texas. The most controversial and far-reaching of his civil edicts, General Order No. 3, enforced the terms of the Emancipation Proclamation and liberated more than 200,000 Black slaves. That event is commemorated today as Juneteenth."
"The will of God prevails to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be and one must be wrong. God can not be for, and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that God's purpose is something different from the purpose of either party — and yet the human instrumentalities, working just as they do, are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose. I am almost ready to say this is probably true — that God wills this contest, and wills that it shall not end yet. By his mere quiet power, on the minds of the now contestants, He could have either saved or destroyed the Union without a human contest. Yet the contest began. And having begun He could give the final victory to either side any day. Yet the contest proceeds. -Abraham Lincoln"