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{SPEAKER name="James Baldwin"}
-- and I survive all your prisons, but you have not. If -- we in this country have, had a stronger grasp of reality, of reality!

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When I say reality, I mean the reality of another human being. Another human being! If we had -- not lost that -- then the assassination of Medgar Evers would have aroused the country then!

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He was a father, he had a wife, he had children. He was an American!

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[[clapping]]

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He was also killed, we are told, by a lunatic. I am suspicious to tell you the truth of these lunatics who crop up at the most inconvenient or convenient times and places, but in any case--

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[[clapping]]

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--in any case, I don't care what hand pulled the trigger. He was put to death.

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By the Southern Oligarchy who still intend, with the country's help, to keep the negro in his place. That is why he died, and that is why nobody cared!

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Six kids were murdered! in Birmingham! On a Sunday, and in Sunday school, in a Christian nation [[banging hand]] and nobody cared!

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