I have called for a movement “from civil rights to silver rights,” because I thought that “moving on” and actually building something for our people (all people), was the most powerful way to honor those that came before us and who gave their lives in the civil rights movement, so that we may have life today. As my friend and mentor Dr. Dorothy Height once told me, “what good is it to have fought for equal access and affordable housing (legislation), if we cannot afford to pay the bill in the hotel, rent the apartment or buy the house?” She continued, “We must be dreamers, with shovels in our hands.” We need to move on.



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