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Transcription: {SPEAKER name="John Lewis"}


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and his days are numbered cause we organizing all over the state
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down in uhh rollin, what's the name of that place? Rolling Fork.
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Rolling Fork down there I think the man is right here. We'll let him tell ya 'bout it 'cause you all are here
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I didn't know they were comin'. Two young people got chased outta town at shotgun point, and you all gonna hear what they got to say when I'm finished.
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Down in Natchez, Mississippi George Green, poor George, he gets it all the time, got shot at. Your boy, from Greenwood, Mississippi, fightin' for your freedom, got shot at.
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Down in Picayune, Mississippi walkin the road to Poplarville this mornin'. Was one little voter registration worth it?
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What had happened was the sheriff had come up and had arrested the driver and had taken the driver off somewhere off in the woods.
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And the people had to get out of their car. And you know what happened in Poplarville six years ago? [oh yeah]
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Charles Mack Parker got lynched!
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And you had a voter registration worker walkin in the rode to Poplarville this morning
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Walking for freedom! Now if these people can do all of this, don't tell me we can't go down and cast our ballet.
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Don't tell me we can't go home tonight and get on the phone for two hours and call up everybody we know.
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We can make on little step for freedom.
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We can't turn back.
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Think about the song "We'll never turn back." Gone too far now. We got to move on up from Greenwood and go up to Belzoni. [yeah]
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That's right. We have to go into Belzoni. [yeah]. Cause the sheriff up their has to know his days are numbered too.
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We gotta go down to Yazoo city where we weren't able to get... [the dead place]. That's right. We gotta go down and wake them up.
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Sixteen months ago, they were saying Greenwood was a dead place too. But we gotta go in the bell[ugh] Yahzoo city and we gotta get into Winona.
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Where they beat Misses Hema, where they beat Giat. Did you know that! Did you know that up in the Winona jail they had a old woman Misses Hema...

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