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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - The Burning Truth in the South Summary & Analysis

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The movement of Negro students to gain access to lunch counters across the nation came about because of previous events within the country. After the declaration of desegregation of schools by the Supreme Court, thousands of students participated in the implementation of integrated schools. These young people gained a dedication and inspiration to fight nonviolently for their rights as human beings, deserving of respect. As young Negroes watched other nations gain freedom and the right for illiterate peasants to participate in governmental affairs, they felt trapped by the red tape and slow court processes.

A deep yearning came from within the young people, which led to their actions. They actively supported the principles of nonviolence as used in the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott. The opposition was discredited and given no reason to resort to violence...

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