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The momentum of the previous decades civil rights gains led by revMartin luther king jr carried over into the 1960s but for most blacksthe tangible results were minimal only a minuscule percentage of blackchildren actually attended integrated schools and in the south jim crowpractices barred blacks from jobs and public places New groups and goalswere formed new tactics devised to push forward for full equality asoften as not white resistance resulted in violence this violence spilledacross tv screens nationwide the average neutral american after seeinghisher tv screen turned into a civil rights supporter Black unity and white support continued to grow in 1962 with thefirst large-scale public protest against racial discrimination rev Martinluther king jr Gave a dramatic and inspirational speech in washingtondc After a long march of thousands to the capital the possibility ofriot and bloodshed was always there but the marchers took that chance sothat they could accept the responsibilities of first class citizens thenegro King said in this speech lives on a lonely island of poverty inthe midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity and finds himself an exilein his own land King continued stolidly it would be fatal for thenation to overlook the urgency of the moment and to underestimate thedetermination of the negro this sweltering summer of the negroslegitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumnof freedom and equality when King came to the end of his prepared texthe swept right on into an exhibition of impromptu oratory that wascatching dramatic and inspirational I have a dream King cried out the crowd began cheering but kingnever pausing brought silence as he continued i have a dream that oneday on the red hills of georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons offormer slaveowners will be able to sit down together at the table of I have a dream he went on relentlessly shouting down thethunderous swell of applause that
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