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The Civil Rights Movement The momentum of the previous decades civil rights gains led by rev Martin luther king jr carried over into the 1960s but for most blacks the tangible results were minimal only a minuscule percentage of black children actually attended integrated schools and in the south jim crow practices barred blacks from jobs and public places New groups and goals were formed new tactics devised to push forward for full equality as often as not white resistance resulted in violence this violence spilled across tv screens nationwide the average neutral american after seeing hisher tv screen turned into a civil rights supporter Black unity and white support continued to grow in 1962 with the first large-scale public protest against racial discrimination rev Martin luther king jr Gave a dramatic and inspirational speech in washington dc After a long march of thousands to the capital the possibility of riot and bloodshed was always there but the marchers took that chance so that they could accept the responsibilities of first class citizens the negro King said in this speech lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity and finds himself an exile in his own land King continued stolidly it would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment and to underestimate the determination of the negro this sweltering summer of the negros legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality when King came to the end of his prepared text he swept right on into an exhibition of impromptu oratory that was catching dramatic and inspirational I have a dream King cried out the crowd began cheering but king never pausing brought silence as he continued i have a dream that one day on the red hills of georgia the sons of former slaves
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