You can influence the future in a large way.
He held the torch, with the world watching and somehow, his disability enhanced his persona. He continues to have an energetic spirit. You see that man ascending to light the Olympic torch. What city wouldn't want to embrace a native son like that?
He is the most recognized figure in the history of this city and when visitors ask about him, I point to the center. We hope he has a long and continuing life and hopefully, one day, he will come home.
Schools, parks, movie theaters, most public venues carried the banner of separation and he was a child of that era. He walked through and lived on the periphery of the white world.
We hope he continues to grace the city and plays a major role at the center. That will enhance the center and the city.
We need to thank God for dreamers.
Is Tyler Allen a genius or a fool? Only time will tell.
Ain't nothing like having your feet on the ground and seeing the sites with your own eyeballs.
It is a two-way street, no question. This (the visit) is a strong symbol, a very strong symbol.
Any chipping away at any already weak ordinance is very, very sad and unfortunate for the community and for the patrons and the people who work in those places.