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Hi folks,

I had the privilege some years back of meeting Dr. Vincent Harding.  He's an amazing man and a true inspiration to those of us who fight for what Dr. King called a true revolution in values in his Beyond Vietnam speech.

In his presentation at my school, a young black woman stood up and asked how to deal with the frustration of not getting change to happen quickly.  Harding smiled and said that she had to understand that real change required a real commitment for which time had no meaning.  He also told her that even if she only got one other person to agree with her and to make a similar effort, then she had increased her numbers by 100%...that this is the mindset we have to have to bring true person by one person until we have many...

And that's how the true revolution of values starts and proceeds.  One person at a time.  

You can find a bio of Dr. Harding here:

See this video for a sense of what Dr. Harding is like--here he talks about MLK in a way to which we should all pay attention:

And if you have never closely read the Beyond Vietnam speech, see the text here:

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