Please see the following remarks given by Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony during the One Nation, One Voice press conference held on December 21, 2015. To read the press statement in its entirety click the link below.
In 1895, Katharine Lee Bates wrote:
“America, America, God shed His grace on thee, and crown
thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.
We have been blessed as a nation by the strength and brilliance of a diversity of people. Some arrived here by force, others have migrated here by choice. Nonetheless today, we are all in this great ship called the United States of America, together.