I have to admit—this was the first webcast I've ever seen! I've been in plenty of online presentation, but broadcasting a live discussion was very different. I particularly liked the way that students from schools around the country were broadcast while they were asking questions of the panel.
I came away with two quotes, both from Diane Nash (I'm not sure they are word-for-word):
Reflecting on the feelings she had after taking individual action:
You have a source of power you won't discover until you take responsibility.
Demanding that people take more civi responsibility than just voting:
Act like you are a ruler of your country.
Describe some other memorable moments, or share your thoughts!
You and I think alike! I came away with the same quote from Diane Nash. What I had read "There is a source of power in each of us that we don't realize we have until we take responsibility." Of course, I thought they were all wise and eloquent and inspiring! But somehow Diane Nash's quiet strength really resonated with me.
I also appreciated the connections Rev. Lawson made between nonviolence in the civil rights movement and the way we approach problems individually and as a society today (Jim Zwerg offered similiar thoughts on living the philosophy of nonviolence every day). The kids got there, too, with their question about bullying and nonviolence (I can't remember if that was during the webcast or during the Q&A here at the museum afterward).