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{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}

One of the things that I admire more than I could tell you

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about the march on Washington, was the extraordinary expression it seemed to give,

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of a united demand of the negro people supported by many of their white friends.

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It lifted me up on a plain that I don't think I was ever on,

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but I can't say that I've always stayed on it.

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But this was the work of a cooperative group which makes me believe that you can workout cooperation.

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Meanwhile, which methods I prefer,

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are not properly the subject of this discussion and this program where I was invited to talk about, particularly about one thing.

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[[background voice 1]]
Let's have a couple more questions.

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[[background voice 1]]
We have about three minutes. Three or four minutes.

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That's now it. Mr. Thomas we thank you for coming.

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{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}
Well I thank you for the chance [[clapping]]

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{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}
I would like to say,

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{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}
I want to pronounce [[inaudible]]

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{SPEAKER name="Norman Thomas"}
This is a chapel and I want to pronounce a kind of benediction at least I want us to have a definite last word.

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I'm enthusiastic for questions. I like to be questioned by people who don't agree with me.

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It educates me and I hope it educates them.

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But, but, I want you to know that I came for one purpose,

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to express my admiration towards SNCC, my hope is for its future

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and my thoughts on what I was asked particularly to talk about

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which is the fundamental question of employment, which underlies even housing and the rest. Thank you very much.

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We appreciate that and feel that any other questions are not necessarily relevant

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and as I expressed to you, this is sort of, this is an open meeting

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and people are coming in and raising various questions.

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Thank you very much. Alright, 3:30.

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