The Congressional Black Caucus Honors a Civil Rights Legend
Rep. Danny Davis (Illinois)
As a young man still formulating a personal response to great inequities and injustices I observed growing up in rural Arkansas, the words of Dr. King's 1963 "Letter From a Birmingham Jail" and his actions associated with that letter burned themselves into my mind and became a centerpiece of my world outlook and a model for my own activism. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere," he wrote. "We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."