John Lewis is more than a man and his legend will live on far beyond his lifetime.  This week we have seen numerous people memorialize his accomplishments leading up to his funeral today where he will finally be laid to rest.  But, he was far more than a leader of the civil rights movement and more than a governmental representative of the people. He was the embodiment of what we strive for in our achievements and a pillar of humanity.  

May his voice never die and some of his most famous words live on in our hearts.  

“You have to have the capacity and the ability to take what people did, and how they did, and forth and move on.”

“If you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something about it.”

“Be hopeful.  Be optimistic.  Never lose that sense of hope.”

“I believe that you something you want to get sone, you cannot give up, and you cannot give in.”

“Freedom is not a state, it is an act.  It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest.  Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must so its part to create an even more fair, more just society.”

“You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe.  You have to have courage, raw courage.”

“Sometimes you have to get in the way.  You have to make some noise by speaking up and speaking out against injustice and inaction.”

“No one of us can rest, be happy, be at home, be at peace with ourselves, until we end hatred and division.”

“The vote is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have.”

“Get out there and push, and stand up, and speak out, and get in the way the same that my generation got in the way.  Get in trouble.  Good trouble.  Necessary trouble.”


  • Lindsey Myers

    Founder, Concrete Blonde Consulting

    Lindsey Myers founded Concrete Blonde Consulting in November 2016 to pursue her passion for building reputations and revenues through business development marketing strategies.  The company has since been named one of the “Top 15 PR Agencies in New York” by The Manifest and one of the “Top 10 Best PR Agencies” by Web Surf Media.  


    Myers provides profit and growth solutions and thrives as a consultant. A communications expert and entrepreneur,  she has over twelve-years of experience serving various industries including consumer products and services, tech, lifestyle, hospitality and nonprofit companies in NYC and the Hamptons luxury market. And in 2018, Insights Success magazine named her one of the “30 Most Innovative CEOs” of the year.


    She graduated from Boston University with a BS in Communications and concentration in PR.   She began her career at WordHampton Public Relations , a firm headquartered in East Hampton, NY and ranked by Jack O'Dwyer's as one of the country's "Top 100 Independent PR firms".  In 2013, she made partner and was chosen to launch the company's NYC division. 


    Recognized as a strategic leader, she has earned a track record for counseling clients, including Fortune 500 companies such as NAPCO Security, Inc., to increase profits, manage brand reputations and gain market share. She's continually driven by her enterprising spirit and innate understanding of consumer influence.  She takes ownership of the business she supports and partners with clients.


    Professional, confident and well-respected by her peers, she has also been a guest lecturer at several universities including Hofstra University and Saint Joseph's University, possessing a presence people often find unforgettable.



    Her leadership and expertise have earned her numerous accolades throughout her career including; PRSA Big Apple award, PRSA Bronze Anvil award, eight MarCom awards, nine Fair Media Council Folio awards, Communicator award, SABRE award and an Excellence in Communications award.