(Yes, sir), Today I want to tell the city of Selma, (Tell them, Doctor) today I want to say to the state of Alabama, (Yes, sir) today I want to say to the people of America and the nations of the world, that we are not about to turn around. Our God is marching On! Read the full transcript. (Yes, sir) Just ten years ago, in this very city, a new philosophy was born of the Negro struggle. Glory, glory, hallelujah! (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. American Prophet: Online Course Companion, Freedom's Ring: King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march) until the Wallaces of our nation tremble away in silence. To meet this threat, the southern aristocracy began immediately to engineer this development of a segregated society. (Yes, sir) Glory, hallelujah! Because the arc of the moral universe is long, Originally published January 18, 2008 at 12:00 am Updated January 19, 2008 at 4:47 pm ... Our founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights, given us by our Creator in Heaven, and that which God has given us, we will allow no one ever to take away ever. And Gov. Speak) that electrified the nation (Well) and the world. We can multiply the effect by revelation. Dr. Martin Luther King’s “Our God is Marching On” speech resonates still . Let us march on ballot boxes, (Let’s march) march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena. We are on the move now. But if we will go on with the faith that nonviolence and its power can transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows, we will be able to change all of these conditions. By midnight she would be dead - shot while driving a black man home from the demonstration. Glory, hallelujah! They saturated the thinking of the poor white masses with it, (Yes) thus clouding their minds to the real issue involved in the Populist Movement. The wanton release of their known murderers would not discourage us. Not only that, but they began uniting the Negro and white masses (Yeah) into a voting bloc that threatened to drive the Bourbon interests from the command posts of political power in the South. Speech delivered on March 25, 1965, in Montgomery, Alabama , at the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery march. How long? Speak) [Applause]. Yes, sir) [Applause]. And, behind the dim unknown, (Yes, sir. LBJ: That's wonderful, Edgar. I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps, They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps: His day is m… Somebody’s asking, "When will wounded justice, lying prostrate on the streets of Selma and Birmingham and communities all over the South, be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men?" The speech entitled Our God is Marching On, acknowledges that injustice still remains but King still savors this exhilarating victory by pointing out that "We have come a long way since that travesty of justice was perpetrated upon the American mind. (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. Yet that scaffold sways the future, Thus, the southern wage level was kept almost unbearably low. And that will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man. How Long, Not Long (AKA Our God Is Marching On) March 25, 1965. (Yes, sir) The battle is in our hands. 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. Sometimes they demand a pretty high price For instance, in those three bodies they found in Mississippi, we had to pay thirty thousand dollars for that Now, this man that we have now, this informant, he's not a regular agent of the Bureau. (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. Standeth God within the shadow, Glory, hallelujah! (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." That will be the day of man as man. (Yes, sir) I like that old Negro spiritual, (Yes, sir) "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho." His truth is marching on. Tell it), Up to the walls of Jericho they marched, spear in hand. (Yes, sir). The battle is in our hands. All right) And in a real sense this afternoon, we can say that our feet are tired, (Yes, sir) but our souls are rested. P: (650) 723-2092 | F: (650) 723-2093 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Campus Map. To this list may be added the names of all those (Yes) who have fought and, yes, died in the nonviolent army of our day: Medgar Evers, (Speak) three civil rights workers in Mississippi last summer, (Uh huh) William Moore, as has already been mentioned, (Yes, sir) the Reverend James Reeb, (Yes, sir) Jimmy Lee Jackson, (Yes, sir) and four little girls in the church of God in Birmingham on Sunday morning. Now it is not an accident that one of the great marches of American history should terminate in Montgomery, Alabama. Our God is marching on. Not long, because you shall reap what you sow. And fortunately, he happened to be in on this thing last night. J. Edgar Hoover: They discussed that after it was over, if the woman died, they were going to throw the guns into the blast furnace where they worked in those steel mills down there. Truth forever on the scaffold, O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! 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. And Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt -- very much appreciate it -- membe (That’s right) O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! (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) Glory, hallelujah! "How long? Speak, sir) So I stand before you this afternoon (Speak, sir. If it may be said of the slavery era that the white man took the world and gave the Negro Jesus, then it may be said of the Reconstruction era that the southern aristocracy took the world and gave the poor white man Jim Crow. In this two-part Channel 4 series, Professor Richard Dawkins challenges what he describes as 'a process of non-thinking called faith'. (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. Summary and Analysis. A president born in the South (Well) had the sensitivity to feel the will of the country, (Speak, sir) and in an address that will live in history as one of the most passionate pleas for human rights ever made by a president of our nation, he pledged the might of the federal government to cast off the centuries-old blight. In the call, Hoover told Johnson what agents learned from the informant, and how exactly the FBI infiltrated the Klan. (Yes, sir) He gave him Jim Crow. Yet, strangely, the climactic conflicts always were fought and won on Alabama soil. My dear and abiding friends, Ralph Abernathy, and to all of the distinguished Americans seated here on the rostrum, my friends and co-workers of the state of Alabama, and to all of the freedom-loving people who have assembled here this afternoon from all over our nation and from all over the world: Last Sunday, more than eight thousand of us started on a mighty walk from Selma, Alabama. They knew that our country is blessed by God and has a special purpose in this world. President Obama delivered the following remarks at the “Let Freedom Ring” ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 2013, at … We have been drenched by the rains. (Yes, sir), How long? I have full confidence … Be jubilant my feet! (Yes, sir). His truth is marching on. (All right), Cypress Hall D, 466 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305-4146 There were no laws segregating the races then. We have walked through desolate valleys and across the trying hills. 601 Words 2 Pages. Among those listening to King's speech was Viola Liuzzo, a white mother of five who had traveled from Detroit to join the march. And so I plead with you this afternoon as we go ahead: remain committed to nonviolence. These are our Marching Orders as Church. (Speak) It was normalcy in Birmingham (Yes) that led to the murder on Sunday morning of four beautiful, unoffending, innocent girls. How long? Glory, hallelujah! Not long: (Not long), Yet that scaffold sways the future, (Yes, sir), How long? President Johnson rightly praised the courage of the Negro for awakening the conscience of the nation. Chorus. (Yes, sir) The only normalcy that we will settle for is the normalcy of brotherhood, the normalcy of true peace, the normalcy of justice. And Jesus is full of Joy. (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. 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. (Yes, sir), Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; (Yes, sir), He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; (Yes), He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; (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. Glory, hallelujah! Glory, hallelujah! The tide has turned! He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; Glory, hallelujah! Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. I know you are asking today, 'How long will it take?' His truth is marching on." March) until brotherhood becomes more than a meaningless word in an opening prayer, but the order of the day on every legislative agenda. We’ve come a long way since that travesty of justice was perpetrated upon the American mind. 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. It takes the right message and it takes the right time. 21 views. (No) There are no broad highways that lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions. (Yeah) Glory, hallelujah! Noem, Secretary Bernhardt — very much appreciate it — members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota. But not until the colossus of segregation was challenged in Birmingham did the conscience of America begin to bleed. (Yes, sir. Montgomery was the first city in the South in which the entire Negro community united and squarely faced its age-old oppressors. (Yes, sir), How long? "How long? We have walked on meandering highways and rested our … He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; Transcript; Add translations. Yes, sir) to turn the whole nation to a new course. His final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop," is also famous for being strangely prophetic, as he was killed the … Negroes took it and carried it across the South in epic battles (Yes, sir. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; 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. (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) The battle is in our hands in Mississippi and Alabama and all over the United States. They told us we wouldnt get here. 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. (Speak, Doctor). Jesus is the one calling the shots, and we are going to go forward in unity IF we are all obeying his Marching Orders. (Yes) No, we will not allow Alabama (Go ahead) to return to normalcy. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provided a portion of dignity, but without the vote, it lacked strength. There is nothing wrong with marching in this sense. 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. It was normalcy on Highway 80 (Yes, sir) that led state troopers to use tear gas and horses and billy clubs against unarmed human beings who were simply marching for justice. (Yes, sir) And his children, too, learned to feed upon Jim Crow, (Speak) their last outpost of psychological oblivion.