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I stand here struggling for the rights of my people to be full citizens in this country. They are not-in Mississippi. They are not-in Montgomery. That is why I am here today.... You want to shut up every colored person who wants to fight for the rights of his people!.
My father was a slave, and my people died to build this country, and I'm going to stay right here and have a part of it, just like you. And no fascist-minded people like you will drive me from it. Is that clear?
I am truly happy that I am able to travel from time to time to the USSR — the country I love above all. I always have been, I am now and will always be a loyal friend of the Soviet Union.
I feel closer to my country than ever. There is no longer a feeling of lonesome isolation. Instead-peace. I return without fearing prejudice that once bothered me... for I know that people practice cruel bigotry in their ignorance, not maliciously
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Wars can be prevented just as surely as they can be provoked, and we who fail to prevent them must share the guilt for the dead.
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January 23, 1976
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