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Grab your copy today! Reverend H. K. Matthews is one of the unsung heroes of the Southern civil rights movement. Among his activism, he participated in the first sit-in demonstrations in northwest Florida, and led a campaign against the use of Confederate symbols at an area high school, and much more. And he served time in state prison for a crime that never occurred. However, his memoir Victory After the Fall is much more than one man's account of his life experiences.

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Request to book Rev. Matthews to speak at your educational or human rights event.  The iconic civil rights leader was at the forefront of the fight for equality in the 1960s and 1970s, and was arrested more than 30 times for his civil rights protests. The city of Brewton, Alabama, honored Matthews with a street named in his honor.

Matthews has been asked to speak at various high schools, colleges, and political events. He's been interviewed by white house officials and various reporters concerning his experiences during his fight for civil rights.

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Take a brisk walk with Rev. H.K. Matthews across the infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge where former President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush gathered to remember the horrific brutality forced upon Matthews and others who marched for equal rights and human dignity nearly 50 years ago. Bloody Sunday was the grim reality of what Matthews and others like him  faced when seeking equality, justice, or any human dignity for the colored races.  Yes, some things have changed, for the better, since Bloody Sunday, but many issues still lie in the balances, some issues, even, seem to be reverting backwards. . .continued efforts are needed to continue the fight for equality, human dignity, and justice for all.

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If You Want To See Results . . .

"If you want to see results, apply pressure. If there is a rock that is sticking out of a waterfall and water constantly drips, drips, drips, on that rock,

eventually it will loosen up. If water continues to drip after it loosens, the rock will finally fall....Pressure in even small doses will eventually loosen and topple the biggest rocks, but it must be consistent. You cannot drip today and turn the faucet off tomorrow.

You have to keep going." Reverend H.K. Matthews, leader of Pensacola's civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s, from Victory After the Fall (page 78). — with HK Matthews.

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You can continue to apply the pressure needed to maintain the work that has already been done and to press forward towards the work that still needs to be done. Your donations help provide research, training, and education for the human dignity, civil rights, and justice for all movement.