The colored person came to feel that he was somebody.

His religion revealed to him that God loved all of His children and that all men are made in his image—so he came to see at this point that the important thing about a man is not his specificity but his fundamentum. Not the texture of his hair nor the color of his skin, but the texture and quality of his soul. — MLK, 1958 Commencement Address, Morgan St College

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