March: Book Three Quotes

"They say to us that we must be concerned not merely about who murdered them, but about the system, the way of life, the philosophy which produced the murderers." (18)

"We are going to stay here in Selma until every person of color can register and vote." (30)

"To us, making it through the entire day without a mass arrest was progress." (41)

"During the presidential election year of 1964, SNCC intends to obtain the right for all citizens of Mississippi to vote, using as many people as necessary to obtain that end." (59)

"The three civil rights workers were still missing, and the real test of the Civil Rights Act--enforcement--was yet to come." (85)

"Recognition of the freedom party would say to them that somewhere in the world is a nation that cares about justice." (116)

"Don't give up. This is an ongoing struggle. Be prepared for the worst, but keep it up--keep fighting." (137)

"Many of them carried toothbrushes to show they weren't afraid of going to jail." (160)

"All Americans should be indignant when one American is denied the right to vote." (169)

"We are marching today to dramatize to the nation, and to the world, that hundreds and thousands of negro citizens of Alabama, but particularly here in the black belt area, are denied the right to vote." (194)

"March 7, 1965 in Selma, Alabama quickly became known as bloody Sunday." (209)

"Wherever there is discrimination, this law will strike down all restrictions used to deny people the right to vote." (222)

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