Why We Can't Wait - Black and White Together Summary & Analysis

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Black and White Together Summary and Analysis

King and Ralph Abernathy accept bond to leave jail for strategic planning. They agree to let students participate in demonstrations despite probable criticism. Student response is enthusiastic and they willingly volunteer for nonviolent activity. Although the media is supportive they question the "use" of children. When a young child answers "freedom" to a policeman about what she wants and six other children sit in the library's children's section to read, they agree. Participating children let the movement implement Gandhi's principle to "fill up the jails." At one point, 2,500 are in jail and many are young. MLK remembers Montgomery when an older woman explains she is in the movement for her children and grandchildren. Ironically seven years later children are in it for themselves.

On May 4, the press publishes photos of Bull Connor's police holding clubs...

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