A president born in the South (Well) had the sensitivity to feel the will of the country, (Speak, sir) and in an address that will live in history as one of the most passionate pleas for human rights ever made by a president of our nation, he pledged the might of the federal government to cast off the centuries-old blight. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. Some of our faces are burned from the outpourings of the sweltering sun. Our God is marching on. In the call, Hoover told Johnson what agents learned from the informant, and how exactly the FBI infiltrated the Klan. Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr's Our God is Marching On. Our whole campaign in Alabama has been centered around the right to vote. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us....The beating and killing of our clergymen and young people will not divert us. Matt Chandler’s 2012 sermon, God is for God may not be the best message he’s ever preached. Read the full transcript. I have full confidence … Tell it), Up to the walls of Jericho they marched, spear in hand. His truth is marching on.". (How long?) Noem, Secretary Bernhardt — very much appreciate it — members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota. (Right) I want you to follow me through here because this is very important to see the roots of racism and the denial of the right to vote. And Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt -- very much appreciate it -- membe (Yes, sir) But in spite of this, we must go on and be sure that they did not die in vain. Yes, sir) [Applause]. But today as I stand before you and think back over that great march, I can say, as Sister Pollard said—a seventy-year-old Negro woman who lived in this community during the bus boycott—and one day, she was asked while walking if she didn’t want to ride. They then directed the placement on the books of the South of laws that made it a crime for Negroes and whites to come together as equals at any level. Let us therefore continue our triumphant march (Uh huh) to the realization of the American dream. But we must keep going. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; Speech delivered on March 25, 1965, in Montgomery, Alabama , at the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery march. (Yes, sir) The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. In this two-part Channel 4 series, Professor Richard Dawkins challenges what he describes as 'a process of non-thinking called faith'. We are still in for a season of suffering in many of the black belt counties of Alabama, many areas of Mississippi, many areas of Louisiana. Keystone, South Dakota 8:50 P.M. MDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. Negroes took it and carried it across the South in epic battles (Yes, sir. American Prophet: Online Course Companion, Freedom's Ring: King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. (Yes, sir) Alabama has tried to nurture and defend evil, but evil is choking to death in the dusty roads and streets of this state. (Yes, sir) The battle is in our hands in Mississippi and Alabama and all over the United States. Somebody’s asking, "When will wounded justice, lying prostrate on the streets of Selma and Birmingham and communities all over the South, be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men?" In its simple, yet colorful, depiction (Yes, sir) of that great moment in biblical history, it tells us that: Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, (Tell it), Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, (Yes, sir), And the walls come tumbling down. He has sounded from the trumpet that shall never call retreat He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! (Speak, sir) The leaders of this movement began awakening the poor white masses (Yes, sir) and the former Negro slaves to the fact that they were being fleeced by the emerging Bourbon interests. Not long, because no lie can live forever. Eighteen hundred years of marching, eighteen hundred years of song, Still the Conqueror advances, and the time will not be long Till the Lord shall come in glory and shall overthrow the wrong, Our God is marching on. White America was profoundly aroused by Birmingham because it witnessed the whole community of Negroes facing terror and brutality with majestic scorn and heroic courage. (Listen to him) That is what was known as the Populist Movement. (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. It is normalcy all over Alabama (Yeah) that prevents the Negro from becoming a registered voter. Let us march on ballot boxes, (Let’s march) march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena. Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march) until the Wallaces of our nation tremble away in silence. © Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305. Be jubilant my feet! The only normalcy that we will settle for (Yes, sir) is the normalcy that recognizes the dignity and worth of all of God’s children. In focusing the attention of the nation and the world today on the flagrant denial of the right to vote, we are exposing the very origin, the root cause, of racial segregation in the Southland. ... Reverend B. Copeland - “Our God is Marching On” Our God is Marching On Full half a hundred circling years have dawned and waned away (Yes, sir. We are on the move now. Speak) [Applause]. He said: That with tears hath been watered. Read the full speech transcript here. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provided a portion of dignity, but without the vote, it lacked strength. Not long, because you shall reap what you sow. (Yes, sir. That day - March 26, 1965 - President Johnson announced the arrests of four men suspected of murdering Viola Liuzzo. And Gov. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Our God is Marching On” speech resonates still . We’ve come a long way since that travesty of justice was perpetrated upon the American mind. Let us march on ballot boxes Transcript. (Yes) No, we will not allow Alabama (Go ahead) to return to normalcy. The confrontation of good and evil compressed in the tiny community of Selma (Speak, speak) generated the massive power (Yes, sir. It takes the right message and it takes the right time. (Uh huh) And when his undernourished children cried out for the necessities that his low wages could not provide, he showed them the Jim Crow signs on the buses and in the stores, on the streets and in the public buildings. And so I plead with you this afternoon as we go ahead: remain committed to nonviolence. (Yes, sir) The road ahead is not altogether a smooth one. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The sermons and speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., comprise an extensive catalog of American writing and oratory – some of which are internationally well-known, while others remain unheralded, and some await re-discovery.. Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent African-American clergyman, a leader in the civil rights movement and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. (Tell it) That is exactly what we don’t want, and we will not allow it to happen, (Yes, sir) for we know that it was normalcy in Marion (Yes, sir) that led to the brutal murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson. JEH: No, we go to someone who is in the Klan and persuade him to work for the government. (Yes, sir) And his children, too, learned to feed upon Jim Crow, (Speak) their last outpost of psychological oblivion. Our God is Marching On! (Yes, sir) Let us march on poverty (Let us march) until wrinkled stomachs in Mississippi are filled, (That's right) and the idle industries of Appalachia are realized and revitalized, and broken lives in sweltering ghettos are mended and remolded. He also vowed a federal crackdown on the Klan. (Yes, sir), How long? (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. (Uh huh). The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave Negroes some part of their rightful dignity, (Speak, sir) but without the vote it was dignity without strength. (Yes, sir), I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, (Yes, sir) however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, (No sir) because "truth crushed to earth will rise again." (Uh huh) And I smiled to see in the newspaper photographs of many a decade ago, the faces so bright, so solemn, of our valiant heroes, the people of Montgomery. Keeping watch above his own. (Yeah) Glory, hallelujah! Our God is Marching On And The Montgomery Bus Boycott Conclusion Staying Strong Historical Context Thesis The Ballot Box Including the Crowd Let us march on ballot boxes, march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena. Sometimes they demand a pretty high price…For instance, in those three bodies they found in Mississippi, we had to pay thirty thousand dollars for that…Now, this man that we have now, this informant, he's not a regular agent of the Bureau. Chorus. JEH: We've got the informant in the office and we're talking to him because he's scared to death - naturally, because he fears for his life. Speak) There never was a moment in American history (Yes, sir) more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger (Yes) at the side of its embattled Negroes. (Yes, sir). Well) Out of this struggle, more than bus [de]segregation was won; a new idea, more powerful than guns or clubs was born. As it turned out, there had been a fourth man in the car, an FBI informant. Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. (Speak, sir) It was normalcy by a cafe in Selma, Alabama, that led to the brutal beating of Reverend James Reeb. (Yes, sir) The pattern of their feet as they walked through Jim Crow barriers in the great stride toward freedom is the thunder of the marching men of Joshua, (Yes, sir) and the world rocks beneath their tread. It was normalcy on Highway 80 (Yes, sir) that led state troopers to use tear gas and horses and billy clubs against unarmed human beings who were simply marching for justice. I have full confidence … Our God is marching On! We have walked on meandering highways and rested our bodies on rocky byways. Let us march on ballot boxes (Yes) until all over Alabama God’s children will be able to walk the earth in decency and honor. Our God is marching on. We pay him for it. And, behind the dim unknown, The burning of our churches will not deter us. (Yes) He has a way of saying, as the God of the Old Testament used to say to the Hebrews, "Don’t play with me, Israel. And we can answer with creative nonviolence the call to higher ground to which the new directions of our struggle summons us. The speech is also known as "Our God Is Marching On!" After Montgomery’s, heroic confrontations loomed up in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, and elsewhere. Because the arc of the moral universe is long, Glory, glory, hallelujah! (Yes, sir) Glory, hallelujah! You hire someone and they join the Klan? They segregated southern money from the poor whites; they segregated southern mores from the rich whites; (Yes, sir) they segregated southern churches from Christianity (Yes, sir); they segregated southern minds from honest thinking; (Yes, sir) and they segregated the Negro from everything. Originally published January 18, 2008 at 12:00 am Updated January 19, 2008 at 4:47 pm (Yes, sir), Through the blood of the slaughtered. P: (650) 723-2092  |  F: (650) 723-2093  |  kinginstitute@stanford.edu  |  Campus Map. How long) because "you shall reap what you sow." James Weldon Johnson put it eloquently. (Yes, sir. And as the noted historian, C. Vann Woodward, in his book, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, clearly points out, the segregation of the races was really a political stratagem employed by the emerging Bourbon interests in the South to keep the southern masses divided and southern labor the cheapest in the land. He describes his astonishment that, at the start of the 21st century, religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth. 1. Racial segregation as a way of life did not come about as a natural result of hatred between the races immediately after the Civil War. Read the full transcript of this classic speech. b. The wanton release of their known murderers would not discourage us. The free men of the world are marching together to Victory! (Speak, Doctor). (Yes, sir) That’s what happened when the Negro and white masses of the South threatened to unite and build a great society: a society of justice where none would pray upon the weakness of others; a society of plenty where greed and poverty would be done away; a society of brotherhood where every man would respect the dignity and worth of human personality. Summary and Analysis. He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat. (Yes, sir), Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. And we won't stop it because of our pride and our arrogance as a nation. President Obama delivered the following remarks at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 2013, at … (Yes, sir) Just ten years ago, in this very city, a new philosophy was born of the Negro struggle. J. Edgar Hoover: They discussed that after it was over, if the woman died, they were going to throw the guns into the blast furnace where they worked in those steel mills down there. We have walked through desolate valleys and across the trying hills. Not long, because 'no lie can live forever." That's what we are laying for now - to head off these individuals when they come to work this morning and shake them down. Not long: (Not long), Yet that scaffold sways the future, (Yes, sir), How long? (No) There are no broad highways that lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions. Toward the end of the Reconstruction era, something very significant happened. We are not about to turn around. Not long, (Yes, sir) because "no lie can live forever." Not long, (All right. (Yes, sir) We are moving to the land of freedom. (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. In the glow of the lamplight on my desk a few nights ago, I gazed again upon the wondrous sign of our times, full of hope and promise of the future. You see, it was a simple thing to keep the poor white masses working for near-starvation wages in the years that followed the Civil War. Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." “Great peace have they which love thy law:…” Ps … Glory, hallelujah! And with her ungrammatical profundity, she said, "My feets is tired, but my soul is rested." That crippled and eventually destroyed the Populist Movement of the nineteenth century. How long? Since God is marching on. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. Let us march on ballot boxes until the salient misdeeds of bloodthirsty mobs (Yes, sir) will be transformed into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens. "Our God is Marching On," "A Time to Break the Silence," and "The Other America" are all moving speeches from King that many have not heard. Glory, hallelujah! We are on the move now. Be jubilant my feet! (Yes, sir), "‘Cause the battle am in my hand." Now a million souls are telling of redemption full and free, While truth is marching on. [Audience:] (Speak) Our bodies are tired and our feet are somewhat sore. His truth is marching on. Full transcript of the 2016 U.N. speech Emma Watson gave on gender inequality and sexual assault in higher education as part of the HeForShe campaign. Glory, glory, hallelujah! (Right sir) And he ate Jim Crow. “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,” 2 Pet 1:2. How long? Glory, hallelujah! But if we will go on with the faith that nonviolence and its power can transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows, we will be able to change all of these conditions. Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on." (Yes, sir) The Bible tells us that the mighty men of Joshua merely walked about the walled city of Jericho (Yes) and the barriers to freedom came tumbling down. To this list may be added the names of all those (Yes) who have fought and, yes, died in the nonviolent army of our day: Medgar Evers, (Speak) three civil rights workers in Mississippi last summer, (Uh huh) William Moore, as has already been mentioned, (Yes, sir) the Reverend James Reeb, (Yes, sir) Jimmy Lee Jackson, (Yes, sir) and four little girls in the church of God in Birmingham on Sunday morning. But he's one of these people that we put in, just like we do into the Communist party, so they'll keep us informed. Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding. We have walked on meandering highways and rested our … And so as we go away this afternoon, let us go away more than ever before committed to this struggle and committed to nonviolence. They told us we wouldn’t get here. (Yes, sir). To meet this threat, the southern aristocracy began immediately to engineer this development of a segregated society. Not long. Yet that scaffold sways the future, (That’s right). (Yes, sir), My people, my people, listen. Our God is marching on. Once more the method of nonviolent resistance (Yes) was unsheathed from its scabbard, and once again an entire community was mobilized to confront the adversary. (Yes, sir) The battle is in our hands. In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, Among those listening to King's speech was Viola Liuzzo, a white mother of five who had traveled from Detroit to join the march. Be jubilant, my feet! (Yes, sir), Today I want to tell the city of Selma, (Tell them, Doctor) today I want to say to the state of Alabama, (Yes, sir) today I want to say to the people of America and the nations of the world, that we are not about to turn around. (Yes, sir), Thus, the threat of the free exercise of the ballot by the Negro and the white masses alike (Uh huh) resulted in the establishment of a segregated society. tom segura: ball hog (2020) – full transcript March 25, 2020 Tom Segura scores laughs with uncomfortably candid stories about mothers, fathers, following your dreams — and other things you'd rather not think about. We are on the move now. ... Our founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights, given us by our Creator in Heaven, and that which God has given us, we will allow no one ever to take away ever. In the glow of the lamplight on my desk a few nights ago, I gazed again upon the wondrous sign of our times, full of hope and promise of the future. Glory, hallelujah! Speak, sir) So I stand before you this afternoon (Speak, sir. 'Our God is Marching On!' I must admit to you that there are still some difficult days ahead. His truth is marching on. Chorus. (Yes, sir), Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; (Yes, sir), He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; (Yes), He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; (Yes, sir), He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; (Speak, sir), He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat. (Yes, sir) The only normalcy that we will settle for is the normalcy of brotherhood, the normalcy of true peace, the normalcy of justice. ... Jesus lives to Glorify God. Handout. In the glow of the lamplight on my desk a few nights ago, I gazed again upon the wondrous sign of our times, full of hope and promise of the future. (Yes, sir), These words I have given you just as they were given us by the unknown, long-dead, dark-skinned originator. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on. I must admit to you that there are still jail cells waiting for us, and dark and difficult moments. The battle is in our hands. How long? He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; They knew that our country is blessed by God and has a special purpose in this world. Why, if the poor white plantation or mill worker became dissatisfied with his low wages, the plantation or mill owner would merely threaten to fire him and hire former Negro slaves and pay him even less. After several days of marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, the marchers' feet were sore and their bodies were tired, but their souls were rested. Tim: It takes two ingredients to deliver a message that really sticks. Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. How long? Thus, the southern wage level was kept almost unbearably low. Key excerpts "Last Sunday, more than eight thousand of us started on a mighty walk from Selma, Alabama. O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! The tide has turned! My dear and abiding friends, Ralph Abernathy, and to all of the distinguished Americans seated here on the rostrum, my friends and co-workers of the state of Alabama, and to all of the freedom-loving people who have assembled here this afternoon from all over our nation and from all over the world: Last Sunday, more than eight thousand of us started on a mighty walk from Selma, Alabama. (Uh huh) And I smiled to see in the newspaper photographs of many a decade ago, the faces so bright, so solemn, of our valiant heroes, the people of Montgomery. And fortunately, he happened to be in on this thing last night. (Yes, sir) Like an idea whose time has come, (Yes, sir) not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. Not only that, but they began uniting the Negro and white masses (Yeah) into a voting bloc that threatened to drive the Bourbon interests from the command posts of political power in the South. I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because truth crushed to earth will rise again. Glory, hallelujah! Yet, Selma, Alabama, became a shining moment in the conscience of man. Let us march on poverty (Let us march) until no American parent has to skip a meal so that their children may eat. President Johnson: What is an infiltrator and an informant? (Yes, sir) Glory, hallelujah! ... Read the full transcript … Well) with the conviction that segregation is on its deathbed in Alabama, and the only thing uncertain about it is how costly the segregationists and Wallace will make the funeral. (Yes, sir). By midnight she would be dead - shot while driving a black man home from the demonstration. They saturated the thinking of the poor white masses with it, (Yes) thus clouding their minds to the real issue involved in the Populist Movement. Transcript. (Yes, sir), On our part we must pay our profound respects to the white Americans who cherish their democratic traditions over the ugly customs and privileges of generations and come forth boldly to join hands with us.
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