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It is the year 1960 and We colored folks want equal rights My name is JasonDavis and I am 25 years old and I work with the NAACP and with the nonviolent act committee Here I am marching downtown with 50000 otherblacks We are not marching to the capitol though We are walking to thelunch counters downtown that only whites can sit at My legs are loose andthere is butterflies in my stomach I can tell that the man next to me feels thesame way Lots of white people are staring at us as we walk byWe approach the outskirts of the downtown of Jackson I can see mostpeople sweating on this hot Mississippi day I walk by a little hamburger stand and I can smell the aroma of the hamburgers Those smell good aboy next to me says I keep walking It seems to me we will never get there At 100pm I see a restaurant with a sign that reads NO COLOREDALLOWED A man comes up to me and says Son I want you to go in thefirst wave of men here I am tingling inside but say okay and walk in withthe 10 other black men It goes quiet and I am shaking all over and prayingWe sit down and I Ask for a cup of coffee The white man at the counterignores me and says get out of here ya Negro I look to the man besideme and he does not move so I stay put I hear the door slam and it is a mob ofangry white men They are saying nasty word and I dont budge Then I feela slime on my head One of the men is pouring ketchup on my head and I feellike slamming him but I keep my cool The other men are also being harassedbut not budging I here a bottle break and I see the man next to me go downAfter about 5
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