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The Duty to Vote, The Duty to Protest

January 27, 2021 | 6:30pm

One of the difficult lessons we have learned is that you cannot depend upon American institutions to function without pressure.  Any real change in the status quo depends on continued creative action to sharpen the conscience of the nation and establish a climate in which even the most recalcitrant elements are forced to admit that change is necessary.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "Civil Right No. 1: The Right to Vote"

This short clip of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in March of 1965 speaking on living a life of conviction in Selma Alabama can also be found on the Huntley Film Archives along with other longer speeches.