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Thread #119613   Message #2597097
Posted By: GUEST
25-Mar-09 - 12:51 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Archie Green (22 March 2009)-Memorial Jun 21
Subject: RE: Obit: Archie Green (22 March 2009)
I knew Archie. One of my favorite quotes says exactly what Archie stood for. It was written 152 years ago and some 60 years before Archie was even born. It was written by a man who dedicated himself to the struggle to abolish an unjust practice, the practice of owning human chattel. I've heard Archie talk of the labor struggle with the same vigor that I read in this quote. Archie truly was one of those special forces of individual who appear on the scene to guide us toward justice for all of mankind.

"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation…want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters…. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
Frederick Douglass