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A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr - Meet the Press Television Interview Summary & Analysis

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In a 1966 interview on "Meet the Press" Civil Rights Leaders discussed their opinions of the current state of civil rights affairs. They disagreed as to the level of the crisis. Dr. King stated that the distance between promises and implementation was wide. There was still need for resistance to injustices to bring the struggle to the attention of the public. Mr. Wilkins believed that the crisis was only worse outwardly, but forces of progress were succeeding. Mr. Young saw the current state of affairs to be a positive recognition of white citizens' guilt in previous repression of the Negro people. Mr. McKissick was of the opinion that though some progress has been made, for the majority of the Negroes in ghettos there had been little progress, and in many social areas, the discrimination is worse. Mr. Carmichael...

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