Sam Adams: Charles Weltner, Linwood Holton, and the value of political courage | THEIR OPINION | richmond.com: "Those political leaders looking for models can turn to Charles Weltner and Linwood Holton. There were many heroes of the civil rights movement, especially African Americans, who risked physical safety and even died in the pursuit of justice (we can now add Heather Heyer to the list). In these pursuits, Justice Weltner and Governor Holton represented political courage of an essential type. During extraordinary circumstances, they risked their political careers in the service of the greatest American ideal: freedom and equality for everyone.
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