As we approach the eighty-ninth anniversary of President Coolidge’s remarkable address at Howard University, it is worth remembering that his respect for all people was not something he kept to himself, “Silent” Cal proclaimed it for all to hear. Mr. Schmoke’s excellent piece from last month reminds us of some truths worth recalling anew. Coolidge was there speaking out long before it became popular to do so. It was Coolidge who spoke for equality under the law and respect for everyone when every political impulse screamed against it. That is real courage.