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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr Chapter Summary & Analysis - The Time for Freedom Has Come Summary

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The Time for Freedom Has Come Summary and Analysis

The struggle had moved beyond Montgomery, Alabama and people who walked rather than give in to the discriminatory bus system. It was exciting to see that all students in the colleges were participants, not just a minority. The important dimension of this group of young people came from the depth of their commitment. These students were willing to go to jail, and die, if that was required. American students gained a hope that they could break the bonds of Jim Crow laws. They pushed for desegregation beyond the tokenism of a few individuals and locations. They understood that the tools for shaping the future are education and learning for all, not just a privileged few. This spiritual explosion shattered the material atom.

The nonviolent protest experience was beneficial to the students. The knowledge and discipline...

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