Eight days out from the recent presidential election, many folks are feeling the need for encouragement, even guidance from some of the elders of our country’s movements for social justice. There are a number of wonderful video interviews on our veterans page that offer life-affirming, inclusive visions of the struggle for a more inclusive, compassionate society.  

Also, here is a short interview from 2013 with my dad, Vincent Harding, the co-founder of the Veterans of Hope Project.  Here, he discusses the larger context of the March on Washington and offers a particularly thoughtful analysis of King’s iconic “I Have a Dream Speech.”   Dr. Harding talks about the emphasis in the southern freedom movement on expanding democracy in America and the need for a movement that helps us become more humane in the way we relate to each other.  It’s a useful reflection for our present moment.



Rachel Harding




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