Today’s a good day to share one of my favorite essays ever, Daniel Brook’s “Someday,” from the Oxford American in 2014.

It’s a history of the original Highlander Folk School, where the Movement really began to take shape in earnest.

Long before anybody boycotted a bus, or went to the mountaintop, or stood out on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel, a lot of people whose names America hadn’t heard yet got together to sing and pray and teach themselves and each other how to overcome by fighting without violence.