Speechwriter for MLK on the Civil Rights Fight of This Era

Clarence Jones, MLK's speechwriter, reflects on the civil rights fight of this generation.
2:48 | 08/28/13

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Human beings who generally has spent their lives -- treated as something less. Stood shoulder to shoulder our across that vast -- When Doctor King spoke some time between. -- B. And 4 PM. Of artists try a 1960. Through. Vast. -- What's covered -- Beautiful from it. As far as the eye could see. There were people aren't seeing him speak many times before her favorite. But never had I heard -- -- different this time this place. At that time. It is as it. Sometimes Fandango com reports. That come out of the -- -- And taken over his body. The civil rights -- of this era and people try to force me to put words into the work Malcolm Martin king. They try to get -- to -- Martin king was realized. He would be in favor of same sex marriage. Maybe he would. And maybe he wouldn't. But what I can say. For certain is that he was so totally. Committed to assuring that every human being every human person. Would be -- in the treated equally. Before the -- secondly we should find. A basis on the basis of -- -- -- -- Love. Compassion. Fairness and elementary decency. To structure. A pathway. To citizenship. That -- enable. Our Hispanic Brothers and sisters and improvement. To achieve the full benefit. Of the rights. That citizens. I want some members of years she's dealing with a book on duck became -- -- call. To the confidence of the American people that when he was doing. -- -- He was speaking to the American people. Not saying these -- -- flies in these birds. Where we can be a better country in the. What kind of nation and our way that we have to continue reflect -- We can be a better country -- that.

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