“The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado mourns the loss of Dr. Vincent Harding, one of the nation’s most treasured civil rights leaders and a true champion of civil liberties.
“As a writer, a teacher, and an activist, Dr. Harding used reason, logic, empathy, and love to peacefully combat hate, ignorance, and intolerance. Dr. Harding challenged his students and colleagues to examine society’s institutions and question whether they met the standards of equality and justice outlined in our nation’s founding documents. Through the Veterans of Hope Project, Dr. Harding spread the stories of struggle and triumph that helped shape the civil rights movement to a younger generation, so that they could continue the quest for a more perfect democratic society.
“We pass on our sincerest condolences to Dr. Harding’s family, friends, colleagues, and students. His incomparable legacy will live on through the lives he touched and the many minds he helped to shape.”