Over the past two years, The League has held several public demonstrations across the South, in big cities and small towns. Even though our numbers have been relatively small–from seventy-five down to half a dozen–we have always done one particular thing every time before we called it a day–clean up any mess we might have made in our demonstration area. And a good deal of the trash we picked up was put down by others not with The League. With us, this is not optional; it is mandatory. We want to set a good example by being proper stewards over the things for which we are responsible, and if we use an area it is going to be left cleaner than it was before we got there, God willing.
Now contrast our policy with the aftermath of the “civil rights” celebration on 7 March in Selma, Alabama, near the Edmund Pettus Bridge. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words . . . Just look to your right.