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A December 1967 statement by King on the developing campaign

"We have learned from hard and bitter experience in our movement that our government does not move to correct a problem involving race until it is confronted directly and dramatically. ... What we need is a new kind of Selma or Birmingham to dramatize the economic plight of the Negro, and compel the government to act." 

Created Date 
Jan 12, 2011

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