- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - Three civil rights icons - Rep. John Lewis, former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young and the Rev. C.T. Vivian - are urging the next generation to fight for their brand of social change.

The three were together for a panel Monday at the “Service Unites” national conference on volunteering and service. They were joined by Bernice King, the daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who called it a “triple icon moment.”

Young noted that when they all joined the civil rights movement, “none of us knew anything” but had a burning desire to help others.

Lewis told the large crowd they have a responsibility to intervene if they see something unfair or unjust. Meanwhile Vivian reminded the crowd, “You don’t have to go along because somebody else goes along.”


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