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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Chapter Summary & Analysis - Speech before the Youth March for Integrated Schools Summary

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Speech before the Youth March for Integrated Schools Summary and Analysis

In speaking to students in Washington, D.C., Dr. Martin Luther King spoke to a crowd integrated with both white and black youth who supported the drive for civil rights. Dr. King declared that this generation would later be called the "generation of integration" (p. 21). These young people stood for total desegregation and equality for all, now, not at some future date. These young people discovered the core value of American life involves extending democracy to all Americans and is dependent on the total integration of Negro Americans. As citizens, they will affect the future of America as they vote. Black Americans could not vote without fear of losing their lives. The denial of constitutional rights to a segment of American society degraded them. When the Negro population gained the right...

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