Just as lightning makes no sound until it strikes, the Negro Revolution generated quietly.

But when it struck, the revealing flash of its power and the impact of its sincerity and fervor displayed a force of a frightening intensity. Three hundred years of humiliation, abuse and deprivation cannot be expected to find voice in a whisper. The storm clouds did not release a “gentle rain from heaven,” but a whirlwind, which has not yet spent its force or attained its full momentum.

King Jr., Martin Luther (2011-01-11). Why We Can’t Wait (King Legacy) (pp. 6-7). Beacon Press.

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