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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - In a Word: Now Summary & Analysis

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After Governor George Wallace forcefully declared his stubborn resistance to desegregation and the March to Washington, D.C., four little girls were killed in a bomb blast during Sunday School. Dr. King responded to the frustration and delay of equal rights and integration. In a river, the water foams when progress is blocked. In the same way, when human progress is blocked, humanity rages. The plans for the future must include removal of the blockage, not attempt to pour oil over the troubled waters in an effort to calm them.

The hundred thousand marchers summed up everything up in one word, NOW. They wanted the president's civil rights bill to be effective, now. They needed punishment for the extreme cases of brutality now, as well as freedom and lack of fear for all to vote. The brutality of unemployment...

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