Bill stood up for his beliefs, in the Peace Testimony. [“Peace”]
He was brave not to fight. [“War is bad!”]
Instead, Bill helped people in Mexico build buildings they needed, like medical clinics. [“Muchas gracias, amigos”]
Bill was a C.O. in W.W.II and was sent to jail.
Some people called people who wouldn’t fight names like “yellow,” and some of Bill’s friends fought in the war, but Bill knew he needed to follow his conscience. [“you coward! You yellow belly!” / “Don’t you love your country? You have to fight for peace!” / “Peace Man! Love not War! You can’t fight for peace.”]
Bill learned that people in jail are just like other people, even if they have done bad things.
Jail didn’t make Bill stop thinking of what was right. [“The Light”]
Bill was very young, but he still wanted to make changes, so in jail he went on a work strike because the jail segregated blacks and whites.
Maybe because he was causing trouble in jail about discrimination, Bill was released early to a work program. [“Stop bringing people together! Get out and go to work!”]