In August 1963, Richard T. Lawrence, white, was 20-years-old and in seminary. He has served as the pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Baltimore for the past 40 years.
It wasn’t the beginning, and it wasn’t the end. Lord knows, we haven’t reached the end. But it was the point at which we knew in our heart that we were going to win. At which point, it became inevitable as long as we didn’t give up, as long as we didn’t stop believing, stop trying.