March: Book Three - Pages 65-96 Summary & Analysis

Andrew Aydin, John Lewis, and Nate Powell
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Page 65 is a full-page graphic of an auditorium with a banner reading “Freedom Democratic Party.” Organizers formally create the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party as a basis for challenging the Democratic Convention's policy of “whites only.” By going through all the normal aspects of the election process, the group would have “legal grounds to challenge the party's claim to its seats at the National Convention” (65). Frame one of page 66 shows a group of Ku Klux Klansmen burning a cross, and Lewis says similar scenes were acted out in about two-thirds of the counties in Mississippi.

The final frame of page 66 shows some 300 young volunteers gathered for training on June 13, 1964, in Oxford, Ohio. The speaker warns that they will be hated for their participation. On page 67, Bob Moses reminds the volunteers that they should participate only if they realize they are fighting for equality for...

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