(All right), Cypress Hall D, 466 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4146 (Yes, sir) I like that old Negro spiritual, (Yes, sir) "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho." Montgomery, Ala. Background: "How Long, Not Long" is the popular name given to the public speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after the successful completion of the Selma to Montgomery March on March 25, 1965. ... Read the full transcript … You hire someone and they join the Klan? (Yes, sir) Like an idea whose time has come, (Yes, sir) not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. Glory, glory, hallelujah! Our God is marching on. (Tell it) That is exactly what we don’t want, and we will not allow it to happen, (Yes, sir) for we know that it was normalcy in Marion (Yes, sir) that led to the brutal murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson. (Yes, sir), On our part we must pay our profound respects to the white Americans who cherish their democratic traditions over the ugly customs and privileges of generations and come forth boldly to join hands with us. (Uh huh) And I smiled to see in the newspaper photographs of many a decade ago, the faces so bright, so solemn, of our valiant heroes, the people of Montgomery. Transcript; Add translations. Glory, hallelujah! But not until the colossus of segregation was challenged in Birmingham did the conscience of America begin to bleed. (Yes, sir) Some now long-gone black bard bequeathed to posterity these words in ungrammatical form, (Yes, sir) yet with emphatic pertinence for all of us today. (Yes, sir) Glory, hallelujah! It is normalcy all over our country (Yes, sir) which leaves the Negro perishing on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of vast ocean of material prosperity. Speak) There never was a moment in American history (Yes, sir) more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger (Yes) at the side of its embattled Negroes. 'Our God is Marching On!' His truth is marching on.". (That’s right) O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! (Yes, sir) Glory, hallelujah! Martin Luther King Jr.: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. "How long? The burning of our churches will not deter us. Let us march on ballot boxes We are not about to turn around. (Yes) He has a way of saying, as the God of the Old Testament used to say to the Hebrews, "Don’t play with me, Israel. The confrontation of good and evil compressed in the tiny community of Selma (Speak, speak) generated the massive power (Yes, sir. (Yes, sir) Let us march on segregated schools (Let us march, Tell it) until every vestige of segregated and inferior education becomes a thing of the past, and Negroes and whites study side-by-side in the socially-healing context of the classroom. (Yes, sir) He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; (Speak, sir) He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat. We have walked on meandering highways and rested our bodies on rocky byways. O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! It takes the right message and it takes the right time. By midnight she would be dead - shot while driving a black man home from the demonstration. (Yes, sir) The battle is in our hands in Mississippi and Alabama and all over the United States. Talk) but all the world today knows that we are here and we are standing before the forces of power in the state of Alabama saying, "We ain’t goin’ let nobody turn us around." Tell it), Up to the walls of Jericho they marched, spear in hand. And Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt -- very much appreciate it -- membe Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. Glory, glory, hallelujah! We are on the move now. They segregated southern money from the poor whites; they segregated southern mores from the rich whites; (Yes, sir) they segregated southern churches from Christianity (Yes, sir); they segregated southern minds from honest thinking; (Yes, sir) and they segregated the Negro from everything. (Yes, sir), Thus, the threat of the free exercise of the ballot by the Negro and the white masses alike (Uh huh) resulted in the establishment of a segregated society. The free men of the world are marching together to Victory! (Yes, sir. Glory, hallelujah! (Yes, sir) Let us march on segregated housing (Yes, sir) until every ghetto or social and economic depression dissolves, and Negroes and whites live side by side in decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Information Age. Glory, hallelujah! Let us march on ballot boxes (Yes) until all over Alabama God’s children will be able to walk the earth in decency and honor. LBJ: That's wonderful, Edgar. They then directed the placement on the books of the South of laws that made it a crime for Negroes and whites to come together as equals at any level. 601 Words 2 Pages. The sermons and speeches of Martin Luther King Jr., comprise an extensive catalog of American writing and oratory – some of which are internationally well-known, while others remain unheralded, and some await re-discovery.. Martin Luther King Jr. was a prominent African-American clergyman, a leader in the civil rights movement and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Montgomery was the first city in the South in which the entire Negro community united and squarely faced its age-old oppressors. (Yes, sir), I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, (Yes, sir) however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, (No sir) because "truth crushed to earth will rise again." (Yes, sir). Glory, hallelujah! That's what we are laying for now - to head off these individuals when they come to work this morning and shake them down. (That’s right). Our God is Marching On And The Montgomery Bus Boycott Conclusion Staying Strong Historical Context Thesis The Ballot Box Including the Crowd Let us march on ballot boxes, march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena. Speak) that electrified the nation (Well) and the world. We are moving to the land of freedom. Not long, (All right. President Johnson: What is an infiltrator and an informant? Not long, (Yes, sir) because "no lie can live forever." There were no laws segregating the races then. (Yes, sir) From Montgomery to Birmingham, (Yes, sir) from Birmingham to Selma, (Yes, sir) from Selma back to Montgomery, (Yes) a trail wound in a circle long and often bloody, yet it has become a highway up from darkness. He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat. (Uh huh) And when his undernourished children cried out for the necessities that his low wages could not provide, he showed them the Jim Crow signs on the buses and in the stores, on the streets and in the public buildings. (Yes, sir) March on poverty (Let us march) until no starved man walks the streets of our cities and towns (Yes, sir) in search of jobs that do not exist. O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! (Yes, sir. How long? (Yes, sir) And his children, too, learned to feed upon Jim Crow, (Speak) their last outpost of psychological oblivion. (Yes, sir) That’s what happened when the Negro and white masses of the South threatened to unite and build a great society: a society of justice where none would pray upon the weakness of others; a society of plenty where greed and poverty would be done away; a society of brotherhood where every man would respect the dignity and worth of human personality. And fortunately, he happened to be in on this thing last night. Since God is marching on. Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr's Our God is Marching On. Wrong forever on the throne,
Among those listening to King's speech was Viola Liuzzo, a white mother of five who had traveled from Detroit to join the march. MLK: Our God is Marching On (How Long, Not Long) ... not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. How long will justice be crucified, (Speak) and truth bear it?" (Yes, sir) The wanton release of their known murderers would not discourage us. We have walked on meandering highways and rested our … The Civil Rights Act of 1964 gave Negroes some part of their rightful dignity, (Speak, sir) but without the vote it was dignity without strength. Here is the full text of President Donald Trump's speech at South Dakota's 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration in Keystone, South Dakota: "Well, thank you very much. The seed was planted at salvation. (Uh huh). Noem, Secretary Bernhardt — very much appreciate it — members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota. And we can answer with creative nonviolence the call to higher ground to which the new directions of our struggle summons us. Now it is not an accident that one of the great marches of American history should terminate in Montgomery, Alabama. Not long, because no lie can live forever. Chorus. But today as I stand before you and think back over that great march, I can say, as Sister Pollard said—a seventy-year-old Negro woman who lived in this community during the bus boycott—and one day, she was asked while walking if she didn’t want to ride. He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword;
(Yes, sir) The Bible tells us that the mighty men of Joshua merely walked about the walled city of Jericho (Yes) and the barriers to freedom came tumbling down. 1. White America was profoundly aroused by Birmingham because it witnessed the whole community of Negroes facing terror and brutality with majestic scorn and heroic courage. And Gov. They told us we wouldnt get here. Truth forever on the scaffold,
How long) because "you shall reap what you sow." (Yes, sir) And that did it. (Yes), I know you are asking today, "How long will it take?" Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
And with her ungrammatical profundity, she said, "My feets is tired, but my soul is rested." (Yes, sir) The beating and killing of our clergymen and young people will not divert us. (Yes, sir) The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march) until the Wallaces of our nation tremble away in silence. (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. (Uh huh) And I smiled to see in the newspaper photographs of many a decade ago, the faces so bright, so solemn, of our valiant heroes, the people of Montgomery. (Speak, sir) It was normalcy by a cafe in Selma, Alabama, that led to the brutal beating of Reverend James Reeb. Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. (Listen to him) That is what was known as the Populist Movement. (Yes, sir) I know there is a cry today in Alabama, (Uh huh) we see it in numerous editorials: "When will Martin Luther King, SCLC, SNCC, and all of these civil rights agitators and all of the white clergymen and labor leaders and students and others get out of our community and let Alabama return to normalcy?". Yes, sir. That day - March 26, 1965 - President Johnson announced the arrests of four men suspected of murdering Viola Liuzzo. (Yes, sir) The pattern of their feet as they walked through Jim Crow barriers in the great stride toward freedom is the thunder of the marching men of Joshua, (Yes, sir) and the world rocks beneath their tread. The battle is in our hands. (Yes, sir), These words I have given you just as they were given us by the unknown, long-dead, dark-skinned originator. And as the noted historian, C. Vann Woodward, in his book, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, clearly points out, the segregation of the races was really a political stratagem employed by the emerging Bourbon interests in the South to keep the southern masses divided and southern labor the cheapest in the land. Not long. These are our Marching Orders as Church. (Yeah) Glory, hallelujah! He said: That with tears hath been watered. In the glow of the lamplight on my desk a few nights ago, I gazed again upon the wondrous sign of our times, full of hope and promise of the future. (Amen) The God that I worship has a way of saying, "Don't play with me." And so I plead with you this afternoon as we go ahead: remain committed to nonviolence. And there were those who said that we would get here only over their dead bodies, (Well. If the worst in American life lurked in its dark streets, the best of American instincts arose passionately from across the nation to overcome it. He has sounded from the trumpet that shall never call retreat He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Our God is marching on. Full transcript of the 2016 U.N. speech Emma Watson gave on gender inequality and sexual assault in higher education as part of the HeForShe campaign. (Yes) No, we will not allow Alabama (Go ahead) to return to normalcy. Jesus is the one calling the shots, and we are going to go forward in unity IF we are all obeying his Marching Orders. I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because truth crushed to earth will rise again.