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and money.

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And when these things, are coveted in a country, when these things are honored in a country.

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The country, no matter what else they have, is in danger of perishing.

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No country can survive.

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No country can survive without the passionate, active, responsibility, of all its citizens.

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This country now, really, in terms of its politicians, always seems to feel, well, it's out of our hands, we can't do anything.

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A country which has no need to, is always talking about the lesser of two evils.

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I hope you see what I am trying to suggest.

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I am trying to suggest this, that in order, for me,

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as a Black citizen of this country, to begin to be a free man here.

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In order for that to happen, a great many other things have to happen.

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I cannot be, even if I wish to be, I cannot be fitted into, the social structure as it stands.

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There is no possibility of opening it up, to let me in that way.

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In the very same way, that in the Deep South, for example, or all over the country,

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Christian churches do not have me, in their congregation.

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And when I move into the congregation, not one of me.

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When the church itself embraces, all Christians, the church will have had to change.

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In order for us to survive, and transcend the terrible days ahead of us,

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ithe country, the country will have to turn, and take me in its arms.

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Now this may sound mystical, but at bottom, that is what has got to happen.

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It is not a matter of giving me this or that, it's not yours to give me.

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Let us be very clear about that.

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The question that is haunting Americans is not whether or not it is going to give me my freedom,

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I'm gonna take it. That problem is solved. [[clapping]]

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But the problem is the price, not the price that I will pay

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