Real Soldiers of the Movement
When we remember Dr. King and The Dream, we need to also remember the foot soldiers in the Civil Rights Movement – those who organized the marches and the rallies, those who knocked on the doors, those who taught the workshops on non-violence, those who rode the Freedom Buses, those who were beaten and filled the jails, those who wrote, sang and taught the freedom songs. These men and women provided the momentum of the movement and carried on after Dr. King’s death.
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All the King’s Men
SCLC Chicago Field Staff – 1965
Mary Lou Finley