Let us recall the early days of our struggle when, in 1954, the Supreme Court made its historic decision. A great psychological ferment began to take place, which, as you know, was followed by a period of intense direct action.
It was a time of many sacrifices. People were killed. People were brutally mistreated and beaten. Girls had their hair chopped off and burning cigarettes put into their breasts and down their backs. There was a bombing in Birmingham. Millions of dollars are still tied up in fines and bail, some of which we will get back one day....
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