By Ann Brown
The spotlight was on Joe Biden as he prepared to accept the Democratic Party nomination for president. His opening speech surprised many when he began by quoting a little known, but extremely important voice in the civil rights movement — Ella Baker.
“Ella Baker, a giant of the civil rights movement, left us with this wisdom: ‘Give people light and they will find a way,’” he said, quoting her. “’Give people light’. Those are words for our time. The current president has cloaked America in darkness for much too long. Too much anger. Too much fear. Too much division.”
Then Biden made a promise inspired by Baker. “I give you my word: If you entrust me with the presidency, I will draw on the best of us, not the worst. I will be an ally of the light, not of the darkness,” he said.
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