1 00:00:12,852 --> 00:00:14,852 >> We have a special guest with us this morning, so we're going 2 00:00:14,856 --> 00:00:18,109 to break into our schedule for a few minute, because this is an 3 00:00:18,360 --> 00:00:25,354 opportunity we did not want to miss. I'd like to introduce to 4 00:00:25,355 --> 00:00:27,355 you again Lena 5 00:00:29,615 --> 00:00:34,347 gardener from black lives of UU and one of our Beloved elders, 6 00:00:34,348 --> 00:00:38,105 Dr. Sanyika, to tell us a little bit about his story. 7 00:00:38,106 --> 00:00:40,106 [Applause] 8 00:00:52,863 --> 00:00:57,120 >> I don't have too much to say this morning. I just want to 9 00:00:57,121 --> 00:01:02,853 extend deep gratitude to my elder. We call him Baba, which 10 00:01:02,854 --> 00:01:09,116 is a name of reference and honor ing. It was so amaze amazing to 11 00:01:11,101 --> 00:01:16,860 meet Baba at the BLUU meeting in March. We've had so many 12 00:01:16,861 --> 00:01:18,614 rich discussions. We brought him to General Assembly to do 13 00:01:18,615 --> 00:01:22,102 workshops, to share his story with us about what happened 14 00:01:25,610 --> 00:01:29,613 in the late Sixties, about lessons learned and how to build 15 00:01:29,864 --> 00:01:31,868 intergenerationally and how we grow from here. So without 16 00:01:31,869 --> 00:01:36,606 further ado, Baba. [Applause] 17 00:01:39,862 --> 00:01:41,862 >> 18 00:01:58,603 --> 00:02:00,856 Good Morning Unitarian Universalist General Assembly. 19 00:02:00,857 --> 00:02:04,863 Come on. You can do better than that. It's a good day. 20 00:02:04,864 --> 00:02:08,118 That history had made, has made, and that all the earth be 21 00:02:08,119 --> 00:02:13,109 silent and give praise to that which is holy and sacred. 22 00:02:18,115 --> 00:02:22,603 I cannot express to you my profound gratitude, thanks, and 23 00:02:22,604 --> 00:02:24,857 appreciation for you giving me this opportunity. I say that 24 00:02:24,858 --> 00:02:27,862 because the last time I addressed 25 00:02:31,869 --> 00:02:34,351 your General Assembly was almost 50 years ago. 50 years 26 00:02:34,352 --> 00:02:36,856 ago. That infamous General Assembly of 27 00:02:40,111 --> 00:02:44,619 1969 which had been preceded by the 1968 General Assembly in 28 00:02:44,620 --> 00:02:48,607 Cleveland where the black affairs council was was awarded 29 00:02:48,608 --> 00:02:55,367 $250,000 for four years. Proceeded by the Seattle General 30 00:02:55,368 --> 00:02:59,103 Assembly, which I did not attend. So I have a lot of 31 00:02:59,104 --> 00:03:02,361 mixed emotions, but you're in my home city. 32 00:03:02,862 --> 00:03:04,862 [Applause] 33 00:03:07,370 --> 00:03:11,352 And I want to thank you for bringing me home. When I knew 34 00:03:11,353 --> 00:03:14,359 you were in New Orleans, the spirit told me, you've got to go 35 00:03:14,609 --> 00:03:18,614 home. I was that guy what you did the parade in the aisle over 36 00:03:18,615 --> 00:03:22,101 there saying shake your booty. Shake what your mama gave you. 37 00:03:22,102 --> 00:03:26,858 And I could not resist at the very end joining that second 38 00:03:26,859 --> 00:03:32,366 line to dance with my New Orleans family with Monday my 39 00:03:32,367 --> 00:03:34,367 Unitarian Universalist friends. Lord, have mercy. So thank you 40 00:03:34,602 --> 00:03:37,604 for bringing me home. But let me also say I come today, 41 00:03:37,605 --> 00:03:41,610 because my heart is heavy and it is heavy because the person who 42 00:03:42,111 --> 00:03:47,354 introduced me to UUism in 1962, Dr. Dr. Albert D. Orlando, has 43 00:03:47,605 --> 00:03:51,361 never been given his proper due. That is my humble 44 00:03:51,362 --> 00:03:56,620 opinion, that history needs to correct that this is where I 45 00:03:56,621 --> 00:03:59,104 learned what Unitarian Universalism was was. His home 46 00:03:59,105 --> 00:04:01,106 and his church were bombed and his membership in the Urban 47 00:04:01,107 --> 00:04:04,114 League was taken from him, because he was accused of being 48 00:04:04,115 --> 00:04:08,123 a communist. How ridiculous. That's an injustice that we hope 49 00:04:08,623 --> 00:04:11,104 will be corrected one day. So I want to thank you for that 50 00:04:11,105 --> 00:04:15,110 reason and I just feel good being among you, although there 51 00:04:15,111 --> 00:04:20,121 are all kinds of things running through my mind about how you 52 00:04:20,122 --> 00:04:23,103 will respond to what it is I want to share. I don't have 53 00:04:23,104 --> 00:04:28,112 time to do adequate job, but pray with me as we try to do a 54 00:04:28,113 --> 00:04:33,600 little bit. But you know, I have been observing the 55 00:04:33,601 --> 00:04:36,358 transformation of the cultural practices within this 56 00:04:36,359 --> 00:04:39,613 denomination for a while while we have been gone almost 50 57 00:04:39,614 --> 00:04:43,620 years, we have not been completely removed. 1500 of us 58 00:04:43,621 --> 00:04:46,601 left the denomination because of the internal contradictions of 59 00:04:46,602 --> 00:04:50,357 what we called then structural racism and institutional racism, 60 00:04:50,358 --> 00:04:55,366 which we appropriately term today as white supremacy. But 61 00:04:55,367 --> 00:04:58,601 we left for those reasons, but we have not been immune. And I 62 00:04:58,602 --> 00:05:02,860 heard some sinceing in here like I've never heard before. 63 00:05:02,861 --> 00:05:05,616 [Laughter] I heard people using the Word 64 00:05:08,620 --> 00:05:13,607 God. Wait a minute. Am I in the right place? I want to 65 00:05:13,608 --> 00:05:15,614 shout hallelujah. [Applause] 66 00:05:15,864 --> 00:05:19,119 Glory! Glory to her name and his. 67 00:05:19,370 --> 00:05:21,370 [Laughter] 68 00:05:24,858 --> 00:05:28,363 But I heard somebody in particular which really 69 00:05:28,364 --> 00:05:32,868 confirmed why I am here today. I heard something said last 70 00:05:32,869 --> 00:05:40,618 night, there is a new name in Zion. A new name in Zion. It 71 00:05:40,619 --> 00:05:48,110 is pronounced BLUU. [Applause] 72 00:05:51,115 --> 00:05:53,368 And as those of us in the movement of the sixties say, 73 00:05:53,369 --> 00:05:56,623 from bucking back to BLUU. Buck was the black Unitarian 74 00:05:56,624 --> 00:05:58,857 Universalist caucus 75 00:06:01,861 --> 00:06:04,615 , and those of us who left 50 years ago, and today there has 76 00:06:04,616 --> 00:06:07,869 been a revival that have movement, for which we give 77 00:06:07,870 --> 00:06:11,608 thanks to the holy and all of you who are responsible for us. 78 00:06:11,609 --> 00:06:16,368 So from BUC back to blue. And we are proud to say that the 79 00:06:16,369 --> 00:06:19,123 torch has been pass today a new generation, borne out of Civil 80 00:06:19,124 --> 00:06:22,357 Rights, borne out of the contra connection of this country, but 81 00:06:22,358 --> 00:06:24,362 smart enough to see that the justice movement does not end. 82 00:06:25,363 --> 00:06:27,363 [Applause] 83 00:06:35,111 --> 00:06:40,117 And I am so extremely proud of you today, because you have 84 00:06:40,118 --> 00:06:44,628 fulfilled that historical mission that was talked about in 85 00:06:44,878 --> 00:06:47,361 the wretched of the earth when she said every generation, in 86 00:06:47,362 --> 00:06:51,620 its relative obscurity, must fine its own mission confirming 87 00:06:51,621 --> 00:06:54,877 or denied. That mission has been confirmed. You did a good 88 00:06:54,878 --> 00:06:57,382 thing, but it ain't over yet. 89 00:07:06,126 --> 00:07:09,609 But I am just feeling so good, like somebody said last night 90 00:07:09,610 --> 00:07:12,864 night. You really have come home, haven't you? This used to 91 00:07:12,865 --> 00:07:19,378 be my home. New Orleans, but Katrina swept me away. And 92 00:07:19,379 --> 00:07:23,613 Unitarian Universalism used to be my spiritual home. White 93 00:07:23,614 --> 00:07:26,870 supremacy swept me away. So some people said, you really 94 00:07:26,871 --> 00:07:35,111 have come home twice, huh? Well, part of my life well 95 00:07:35,112 --> 00:07:38,869 always be touched by the experience that I had with you. 96 00:07:38,870 --> 00:07:42,879 And while I am not officially a part of you, you can never take 97 00:07:43,131 --> 00:07:48,864 me away from you. So I give myself back to the struggle, not 98 00:07:49,117 --> 00:07:51,617 the structure, but to the struggle and the justice that 99 00:07:51,618 --> 00:07:55,122 needs to be done. The second thing that I want to share is 100 00:07:55,123 --> 00:07:59,864 that history has a way of choosing us. We don't choose 101 00:07:59,865 --> 00:08:04,119 history. We are used by history to reconcile humanity unto 102 00:08:04,120 --> 00:08:08,376 itself. Unitarian Universalism at its finest, and at its best 103 00:08:08,377 --> 00:08:12,364 is an instrument to transform humanity so that it can evolve 104 00:08:12,365 --> 00:08:16,872 to its highest level of consciousness and potential. 105 00:08:20,631 --> 00:08:24,366 At its best. And it must constantly be vigilant to 106 00:08:24,367 --> 00:08:27,372 denounce all forms of human oppression, exploitation, 107 00:08:27,373 --> 00:08:31,126 degradation, domination, and control in any form that it 108 00:08:31,127 --> 00:08:37,123 comes. UUUism at its best is a transformative agent for 109 00:08:37,124 --> 00:08:42,134 transformation and liberation and peace in the world, at its 110 00:08:42,135 --> 00:08:52,126 best. [Applause] But it can't 111 00:08:52,377 --> 00:08:56,134 do that if it marginalized humanity, if it leaves anybody 112 00:08:56,135 --> 00:09:00,623 out at the table. You cannot fulfill that mission. You 113 00:09:00,624 --> 00:09:06,132 cannot fulfill that mission by being partial to some and not 114 00:09:06,133 --> 00:09:12,120 fair with all. Justice and equity must define who you are 115 00:09:12,121 --> 00:09:16,125 and what you do with who you claim to be, because it's not 116 00:09:16,126 --> 00:09:19,134 just saying what you believe that matters. It's what you do 117 00:09:19,384 --> 00:09:22,620 with it. That's why I love brother Jesus so much and people 118 00:09:22,870 --> 00:09:25,626 who follow Jesus. I ain't talking about the institution of 119 00:09:25,627 --> 00:09:29,884 the Christian church here, but I'm talking about the spirit of 120 00:09:29,885 --> 00:09:32,138 the Lord is upon me and he has called me to liberate the 121 00:09:32,139 --> 00:09:33,616 oppressors. As a matter of fact, if he were here today, 122 00:09:33,617 --> 00:09:36,623 he'd be hanging out with y'all, I think. 123 00:09:36,624 --> 00:09:41,130 [Laughter] The second point is that white 124 00:09:41,131 --> 00:09:44,136 supremacy still exists 50 years later. Don't think I haven't 125 00:09:44,137 --> 00:09:46,618 been reading all those e-mails. 126 00:09:46,619 --> 00:09:49,375 [Laughter] I know something is percolateing 127 00:09:49,625 --> 00:09:52,127 in the spirit that's challenging power and 128 00:09:52,128 --> 00:09:55,384 principality, and BLUU is trying to speak truth to power. 129 00:09:56,136 --> 00:10:01,626 [Applause] Truth to power. And you need to 130 00:10:01,627 --> 00:10:05,381 be in full and absolute support of that social movement as you 131 00:10:05,382 --> 00:10:09,137 ought to with others, but it begins with trust. It begins 132 00:10:09,138 --> 00:10:13,125 with you believing be that the virus of racism and white 133 00:10:13,126 --> 00:10:18,386 supremacy is still around us. And it metastasizes. It sneaks 134 00:10:18,387 --> 00:10:21,867 up on you when you ain't looking , excuse my English. I'm a 135 00:10:21,868 --> 00:10:25,622 professor. I'm not supposed to speak like that, but I'm also a 136 00:10:25,623 --> 00:10:29,130 cultural vernacularist, so I can talk the way I choose in my 137 00:10:29,131 --> 00:10:31,386 hometown hometown. [Applause] 138 00:10:31,636 --> 00:10:36,870 So we must always be vigilant and look, first of all, within 139 00:10:36,871 --> 00:10:39,125 ourselves, because the greatest contradiction we have is the 140 00:10:39,126 --> 00:10:41,382 contradiction of the self. You say one thing. You do something 141 00:10:41,632 --> 00:10:45,388 else. You claim one thing, you unclaim it when it is 142 00:10:45,389 --> 00:10:48,370 comfortable. You know, eliminate eliminating white 143 00:10:48,371 --> 00:10:52,631 supremacy is afternoon uncomfortable business, because 144 00:10:52,632 --> 00:10:55,637 white privilege has exited for so long that cognitive 145 00:10:55,638 --> 00:10:58,870 dissonance is a part of our culture. We must big deep into 146 00:10:58,871 --> 00:11:01,626 our human spirits and say absolutely, we are the new 147 00:11:01,627 --> 00:11:06,888 humanity becoming, so we can't tolerate the Old World as it 148 00:11:06,889 --> 00:11:11,369 exists. And guess what what? 1600 Pennsylvania avenue is not 149 00:11:11,370 --> 00:11:16,127 in control of the world. [Applause] 150 00:11:16,377 --> 00:11:20,634 There's a higher power, there's a higher power that I report to 151 00:11:20,635 --> 00:11:24,621 and it ain't of this earth. The peace that I have doesn't come 152 00:11:24,622 --> 00:11:29,130 from this place. It's beyond. And I invite you to join that 153 00:11:29,131 --> 00:11:33,137 journey with me. The third thing that I wanted to share is 154 00:11:33,138 --> 00:11:36,371 that self-determination and empowerment of people has been 155 00:11:36,372 --> 00:11:40,130 proven to be the antibody against the exploitation. 156 00:11:40,380 --> 00:11:42,380 Self-determination is a natural right that people have. So when 157 00:11:42,384 --> 00:11:48,122 we proclaim it 50 years ago and it made some people 158 00:11:48,123 --> 00:11:51,127 uncomfortable, so be it. The discomfort was against the 159 00:11:51,128 --> 00:11:58,869 traditional UUA, Brooklyn myth castle. That was the injustice, 160 00:11:59,619 --> 00:12:01,371 with you we got caught in the confusion about who runs this 161 00:12:01,372 --> 00:12:04,625 institution. Should it be you, the UUA General Assembly, or 162 00:12:04,626 --> 00:12:08,382 that board of directors, who was then sense -- incentive to the 163 00:12:08,383 --> 00:12:10,383 need for justice and transformation at that time? 164 00:12:10,619 --> 00:12:13,621 And so self-determination all across all religious 165 00:12:13,622 --> 00:12:16,627 denominations, churches, universities, institutions, have 166 00:12:17,879 --> 00:12:20,384 a firm self-determination, people's right to decide their 167 00:12:20,385 --> 00:12:24,622 own destiny, and if you want a relationship with me, you must 168 00:12:24,623 --> 00:12:27,128 respect my right to control my own destiny and to determine it. 169 00:12:27,129 --> 00:12:30,384 170 00:12:31,637 --> 00:12:34,870 You cannot, on the one hand, claim yourself to be a justice 171 00:12:34,871 --> 00:12:38,375 warrior in which the eighth principle ought to be part of 172 00:12:38,376 --> 00:12:40,628 who you are. You didn't think I knew that, huh? 173 00:12:40,629 --> 00:12:44,137 [Laughter] And at the same time, deny the 174 00:12:44,138 --> 00:12:47,871 right of self-determination to people. Not just on inside the 175 00:12:47,872 --> 00:12:52,378 UUA, but throughout the whole of this world and this society. 176 00:12:53,130 --> 00:12:55,131 That is what people are struggling for. 177 00:12:55,132 --> 00:12:57,866 Self-determination and empowerments to be the finest 178 00:12:57,867 --> 00:13:00,371 human beings that they have been made to be. The fourth thing 179 00:13:00,372 --> 00:13:05,635 that I want to share is that U Uism is still under construction 180 00:13:07,642 --> 00:13:10,869 . You all know about under construction? You have not 181 00:13:10,870 --> 00:13:15,128 achieved the perfect state. And there is no exceptionalism. 182 00:13:15,379 --> 00:13:18,384 You see be there's different kinds of liberals. There's the 183 00:13:18,385 --> 00:13:22,118 pro libs, we call them, the moderate libs and the con libs. 184 00:13:22,119 --> 00:13:25,875 The pro lib are his progressive . They affirm the right of 185 00:13:25,876 --> 00:13:27,629 self-determination and empowerment for people and 186 00:13:27,630 --> 00:13:31,384 justice unconditionally all the time. The mod Lexington 187 00:13:31,385 --> 00:13:38,624 Countyies say but. the moderate libs say, but, we 188 00:13:38,625 --> 00:13:41,379 can't go there. The conservative libs say we can't 189 00:13:41,380 --> 00:13:43,887 have that in our church. So we knew that was going on, but U 190 00:13:45,139 --> 00:13:47,370 Uism is still under construction , because the historical forces 191 00:13:47,371 --> 00:13:49,876 are moving forward and you're not going to be on the tail end, 192 00:13:50,126 --> 00:13:52,880 but trying to be on the front end. You wanted to claim Dr. 193 00:13:52,881 --> 00:13:55,384 King, but you can't understand the radical nature of his 194 00:13:55,385 --> 00:13:58,870 politics. [Applause] 195 00:13:59,121 --> 00:14:04,630 And so in 1967 when we took over that conference and form the 196 00:14:04,631 --> 00:14:07,635 black caucus, it was our right to do so, but the reason we did 197 00:14:07,636 --> 00:14:10,119 so is because we were sick and tired of being sick and tired of 198 00:14:10,619 --> 00:14:13,875 being sick and tired of those con liberals tricking us, saying 199 00:14:14,125 --> 00:14:18,885 one thing and doing something else. That's why we said, no 200 00:14:18,886 --> 00:14:20,886 negotiation. No negotiation. [Applause] 201 00:14:20,890 --> 00:14:23,618 Take it or leave it, but no negotiation. Let me say this, 202 00:14:23,619 --> 00:14:27,376 and I've got one more point and then I'll be sitting down. And 203 00:14:27,377 --> 00:14:29,630 that is that being under construction means you are 204 00:14:29,631 --> 00:14:33,136 constantly aware. Two * it means that you are constantly 205 00:14:33,137 --> 00:14:36,874 responsive to the demands around you, that you do not think you 206 00:14:36,875 --> 00:14:39,379 have reached that perfect state where there's something called 207 00:14:39,380 --> 00:14:41,633 Unitarian Universalist exceptionalism, because there is 208 00:14:41,883 --> 00:14:46,117 no UU exceptionalism. You are still under construction and 209 00:14:46,118 --> 00:14:49,123 there's nothing wrong with still being constructed. As we say 210 00:14:49,124 --> 00:14:53,131 in my tradition, the most high is not finished with you yet. 211 00:14:53,381 --> 00:14:56,887 You still have a long ways to go . So don't be infatuateed with 212 00:14:56,888 --> 00:15:00,122 yourself, please. [Laughter] 213 00:15:06,133 --> 00:15:08,135 My fifth and final point is that when we were within this 214 00:15:08,136 --> 00:15:11,121 denomination, we initiated a dialogue on something called 215 00:15:11,122 --> 00:15:14,127 black humanism. It has gone all over the place since then. And 216 00:15:14,378 --> 00:15:18,134 I apologize for not finishing that story, but our hearts were 217 00:15:18,135 --> 00:15:23,620 so heavy and our minds were so distant that we chose to 218 00:15:23,621 --> 00:15:27,127 practice black humanism rather than bother Unitarian 219 00:15:27,128 --> 00:15:32,885 Universalists about trying to understand it. When we left in 220 00:15:32,886 --> 00:15:37,623 1969, that was not a walkout. It was an exodus. It was an 221 00:15:37,624 --> 00:15:41,881 exodus, because we no longer felt we had a home. We no 222 00:15:41,882 --> 00:15:45,617 longer felt the love and care. We N. longer felt that black 223 00:15:45,618 --> 00:15:47,871 human I have was on the agenda to be discussed. You see, 224 00:15:47,872 --> 00:15:51,627 because we've always said, human agency is at the center of 225 00:15:51,628 --> 00:15:54,634 transformation, but you can't do it without divine 226 00:15:54,635 --> 00:15:59,369 reconciliation. We said we can be fierce and non-fierce. I 227 00:15:59,370 --> 00:16:01,373 know some of you want to argue that point. We can talk about 228 00:16:01,374 --> 00:16:03,377 that. I don't mind talking about it, because we were no 229 00:16:03,378 --> 00:16:07,384 longer talking about kindergarten theology with some 230 00:16:07,385 --> 00:16:10,117 white guy setting up in the sky. That's not what we were 231 00:16:10,118 --> 00:16:12,119 talking about. We were criticizing the church across 232 00:16:12,120 --> 00:16:16,377 the board. Not just UUism, but we invite that conversation in 233 00:16:16,378 --> 00:16:21,387 the modern era so that we can all modernize our understanding 234 00:16:21,388 --> 00:16:23,621 245 there can be no -- that there can be no humanism without 235 00:16:23,871 --> 00:16:26,375 discussing black humanism. It can't be. 236 00:16:27,127 --> 00:16:29,130 [Applause] why? Because we are a part of 237 00:16:29,131 --> 00:16:31,887 the human family who has contributed to the discourse on 238 00:16:31,888 --> 00:16:35,622 what it means to be human. So we invite that conversation with 239 00:16:35,872 --> 00:16:38,877 everybody who claims to have some form of humanism in their 240 00:16:38,878 --> 00:16:41,380 background, but you must remember, you have a history of 241 00:16:41,381 --> 00:16:44,887 Christian humanism in your background, too. So don't throw 242 00:16:44,888 --> 00:16:48,872 the baby out with the bath water and say that there is 243 00:16:48,873 --> 00:16:53,129 nothing but humanity, because once you do that, you reinforce 244 00:16:53,130 --> 00:16:55,135 white supremacy without even knowing you're doing it. 245 00:16:55,887 --> 00:16:58,368 [Applause] So the conversation about black 246 00:16:58,369 --> 00:17:03,126 humanism is really a conversation about salvation. 247 00:17:03,376 --> 00:17:07,634 [Laughter] But it's about the salvation of 248 00:17:07,635 --> 00:17:12,376 all humanity. Because we are a part, just like Black Lives 249 00:17:12,377 --> 00:17:17,885 Matter, black humanism matters. But so does all humanity. So 250 00:17:17,886 --> 00:17:21,396 does all other humanism that seeks justice and transformation 251 00:17:22,623 --> 00:17:26,628 and peace. There is a book that I now am able to write and 252 00:17:26,629 --> 00:17:31,886 to narrate this story, because of what you have aloud me to do 253 00:17:31,887 --> 00:17:38,630 with you here today. I've tried it in the past, but I didn't 254 00:17:38,631 --> 00:17:43,139 have writer's frozen pen. I had spiritual frozen pen. My soul 255 00:17:43,140 --> 00:17:47,385 was not anchored in the Lord. It was disturbed. It was uneven 256 00:17:48,636 --> 00:17:54,646 . Today I feel my soul is free to tell you this story from the 257 00:17:54,647 --> 00:17:58,627 depths of my heart and my mind. So I will promise you I will do 258 00:17:59,127 --> 00:18:02,384 that book. I promise you. I will do that book. 259 00:18:02,884 --> 00:18:05,138 [Applause] 260 00:18:19,894 --> 00:18:24,631 >> You are a remarkable man. >> Let me finish one sentence. 261 00:18:24,632 --> 00:18:30,641 And I say to all of you who are my friends, all my LYR 262 00:18:30,642 --> 00:18:33,396 colleagues, Bill Sinkford was a young man then were he's not as 263 00:18:33,397 --> 00:18:38,632 young as he used to be, Robbie Isaac, Denny Davidoff, all of 264 00:18:38,633 --> 00:18:41,387 you I've seen and not seen, thank you for your love and 265 00:18:41,388 --> 00:18:43,140 friendship over the years. I appreciate seeing you again. 266 00:18:43,141 --> 00:18:46,625 It's like a marvelous homecoming experience that I have had. 267 00:18:46,626 --> 00:18:49,130 And I simply say to all of you this: 268 00:18:53,388 --> 00:18:58,377 Lift every voice and sing. * 'til earth and heaven ring, ring 269 00:18:58,628 --> 00:19:04,888 , ring with the harmonyies of Liberty facing the rising sun of 270 00:19:05,388 --> 00:19:10,878 a new day begun. Let us March on. Let us March on, Unitarian 271 00:19:10,879 --> 00:19:16,135 Universalists. Lead us with the rest of all humanity into 272 00:19:16,136 --> 00:19:18,891 that Beloved community that we all desire. Let us March on.