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Transcription: {SPEAKER name="John Lewis"}

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A lamp in the window or somethin' like that, you know, or a barbecue stand in the back yard, or 5 and 10 cents movie.

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There's somethin' else. We got to go on from this point and get our freedom and help free the white man.
[Oh, yeah!]

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He's not free.
[you're right, you're right]

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And we goin' do all of this and that's why your freedom ballot is important.

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And everybody in this room should go home and get an the telephone and say,

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"Child, it ain't but one more day to cast your ballot. And if you don't cast your ballot tomorrow, then I don't wanna talk to you."
["You're right!"]

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See, you can't have it both ways!

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You can't be my friend and Uncle Tom behind my back. See, and we ought to call a spade a spade.

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And we're gonna hafta start gettin' hard.

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Just like we talk about these [[?]] preachers and these uneducated teachers,

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we're gonna have to start gettin' hard on our friends, or who callin' themselves our friends.

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'Cause you don't need no Tom for a friend.

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You got somethin' within you now that's gonna last you to your grave. The spirit of freedom.

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Once we done all this, then what have we done? We have helped our brothers in Alabama. They're sufferin' too.

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Like Ms. Hall said, the people in Selma said, if they in Greenwood Mississippi can do it, we can do it.

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And let me tell you somthin', Birmingham, Alabama was no accident.

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Remember Birmingham followed two weeks after Greenwood.

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And I know, 'cause I was over in Birmingham when there was only ten people in the line.

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And I'm not sayin' if what I said had any effect,

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but we told 'em about Greenwood and how the people were willing to go down to register and face the dogs.

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And some people said, well if they can do that then we can do this.

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And that's the way it goes, you see, all over the south.

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People in Georgia sayin' well if the people in Mississippi can begin the struggle, then I can struggle too.

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So that's why your ballot is-




Transcription Notes:
The clip cuts off in the middle of a sentence. At 13:12, cannot identify the word describing the preachers.

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