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{SPEAKER name="James Baldwin"}
-- and because nobody cared then -- we are in this trouble now. Because the forces which we have allowed to take over in this country also killed poor President Kennedy and not because, let us tell the truth,

not because he had turned into John Brown, and not because he was a great civil rights leader. Let us no be so pious as to make now a myth out of what we know.

{SPEAKER name="Unknown Speaker"}
Tell 'em.

{SPEAKER name="James Baldwin"}
He died --


He died for a very simple and complex reason.

And I want to examine the reason I think, according to me, where I begin to see something which all of our, that is to say, all of our public communication systems deny, what he did

was break the bargain the country had struck around the turn of the century when we agreed in the North that the South do what they wanted to it's niggers, and we do what we want to with ours.

That was what created what we call the Solid South.

And he broke [[??]], poor man, he had no choice but to break it.

And the Southerners were understandably furious since, after all, when James Foreman talks about one man one vote, if we really should achieve one man one vote, that is the end

-- of the Southern Oligarchy, and that really is also the end of the Democratic party as we know it.

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Unsure on word, possibly a name, at [00:10:34] - indicated by [[??]]

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