The late great Congressman John Lewis, whose life was honored last month, first rose to prominence in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. In his speech that August day in front of the Lincoln Memorial he thundered, “Wake Up America! Wake Up! For we cannot stop, and will not and cannot be patient.”
America is in a “Wake Up” moment. There’s no question that 2020 has been a year that was unexpected and a year we might like to forget. In reality, it’s a year we MUST remember. A bright light is shining on this nation’s inability to properly deal with a deadly virus that we cannot see, as we struggle through an emotionally charged election year where the fissures and fault lines in American society are on display for all to see.