In that dramatic scene on Calvary’s hill, three men were crucified. We must not forget that all three were crucified for the same crime–the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thusly fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness, and thereby rose above his environment. So, maybe the South, the nation and the world are in dire need of creative extremists.
~Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter From Birmingham Jail (April 16, 1963)