"Lord, in the memory of all the saints who from their labors rest, and in the joy of a new beginning, we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around -- (laughter) -- when yellow will be mellow -- (laughter) -- when the red man can get ahead, man -- (laughter) -- and when white will embrace what is right.
Let all those who do justice and love mercy say amen."
REV. LOWERY: Say amen --
REV. LOWERY: -- and amen.
Rather embarassingly, I caught myself saying "Amen!" at my computer - but he was a really good speaker - much cooler to listen to than the actual poet who spoke. Ah well, enthusiasm!