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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Chapter Summary & Analysis - Equality Now: The President Has the Power Summary

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Equality Now: The President Has the Power Summary and Analysis

Dr. Martin Luther King took a strong stance that the injustices and inequities of segregation would more rapidly end with a U.S. President who has strong enough moral courage to take the necessary steps to solve the problems. Federal action was responsible for much of the segregation and discrimination across the country. Policies of fiscal support to agencies that supported and caused segregation sent a message that segregation was appropriate and able to be continued. Voting, employment, housing, and health practices had to be changed to eliminate discrimination and segregation. The president had a fundamental responsibility as leader of the country to lead the way forward in securing Civil Rights. He had tools readily available for use to bring about effective solutions to these problems. He had power to insist on morally...

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