Acrostic Solution for Sunday, January 17, 2021

by Emily Cox & Henry Rathvon

Quote

KAMALA HARRIS, (THE) TRUTHS WE HOLD — My parents often brought me in a stroller... to civil rights marches. ... My mother would laugh telling a story... about the time when I was fussing as a toddler. "What do you want?" she asked, trying to soothe me. "Fweedom!" I yelled... .

Full quote

My parents often brought me in a stroller with them to civil rights marches. I have young memories of a sea of legs moving about, of the energy and shouts and chants. My mother would laugh telling a story she loved about the time when I was fussing as a toddler. "What do you want?" she asked, trying to soothe me. "Fweedom!" I yelled back.

Clues and answers

A.Leading light of peaceful protestKING
B.Etta James hit in the Grammy Hall of Fame (2 wds.)ATLAST
C.Plain to see, clearly evidentMANIFEST
D.Still and all, that being the caseANYWAY
E.Pioneering abolitionist and feminist (2 wds.)LUCYSTONE
F.Amazingly great, marvelousAWESOME
G.With respect or modestyHUMBLY
H.Poet at the 1993 Inaugural who recited "On the Pulse of Morning"ANGELOU
I.Crowdsourced news websiteREDDIT
J.Platform for a ceremony or addressROSTRUM
K.Sailor with a whale of a taleISHMAEL
L.DixieSOUTHLAND
M.Discovery of great valueTROVE
N.Pass along via social media, in a wayRETWEET
O."My head is bloody, but ____" ("Invictus")UNBOWED
P.Hand in hand, side by sideTOGETHER
Q.Some Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars (hyph.)HIGHTOPS
R."Democracy is the road to ____" (quote attributed to Karl Marx)SOCIALISM
S.Tallest peak in the contiguous United StatesWHITNEY
T.Having as many aspects as the Buddhist path to nirvanaEIGHTFOLD
U.Brief sermon; tedious lectureHOMILY
V.Theodoric the Great, for oneOSTROGOTH
W.On a more progressive tackLEFTWARD
X.Folks with hopes of better things to comeDREAMERS
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