“The Civil Rights Movement won a lot of victories. Many of the icons of this movement will never be forgotten. However, we must also make sure that the work of other activists will be remembered too. They were everyday people who fought against discrimination and prejudice. Unfortunately, they may never find their names in a history book, on a display board or in a museum. As communities, we must discover these amazing citizens and honor them. The Friendship 9, a group of students and activists, claimed a rightful place in history by challenging inequality and unfair laws. Their efforts should always inspire us to take care of each other, learn from our struggles and most importantly, continue to create a world free of racism and social injustice.”