You may remember a previous post in which I related the story of my conversations with two special men, both of whom had retired. One was a biochemist; the other a rabbi. Both lived through the civil rights movement. The rabbi marched in Selma, Alabama, among other places.

Both men are now deceased.

One of the treasures found in going through the rabbi’s papers is posted below. Written in 1963, the letter’s closing seems prophetic as much today as it was then: “Although the days are now dark, I am convinced that we stand on the threshold of our nation’s bright tomorrows.”

Humble efforts indeed.