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Three speeches: A speech made by Roosevelt Williams; Abraham Lincoln's speech at Charleston, Illinois; and To those who believe as these men believed - Page 4. June 11, 1956. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 27, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/345/show/331.

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Title Three speeches: A speech made by Roosevelt Williams; Abraham Lincoln's speech at Charleston, Illinois; and To those who believe as these men believed
Date June 11, 1956
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  • Segregation in higher education--United States
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Original Item Location ID 1985-005, Box 29, Folder 17
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Transcript THIS IS A TRANSCRIPTION OF A SPEECH MADE BY ROOSEVELT WILLIAMS, A NEGRO HIGH IN THE COUNCILS OF THE N. A. A. C. P., AT A SECRET N. A. A. C. P. MEETING IN MISSISSIPPI IN DECEMBER OF 1954. Transcribed and distributed as an educational service. If you really want to know what the real issue is, what the Negro really thinks and what the N. A. A. C. P. really stands for, read this through. "Thank you, Reverend. Although my address tonight is to be primarily of reporting on the situation in Arkansas and I know you are anxiously awaiting the great tidings, I must first pay my respects to the people of Mississippi. It has been my privilege to spend quite some time in the Halls of Congress in Washington representing our demands for representation and the fact was ever uppermost in my mind that this great state of Mississippi was the only state in the history of this nation which ever sent two great and distinguished negroes to the United States Senate. Meantime, I have paused in my battle for social progress to disdainfully observe some of the parasites on the democratic process which have been sent to Congress with bitter hatred and animosity in their black hearts for us. Such are the Bilbos, Dennisses, Longs, Eastlands, Ellenders and many others of very despicable sight, and we have offered up to God our favorite . . (could not hear) . . for more stalwart men of the caliber and qualifications of those outstanding legislators and fearless defenders of . . (could not hear) . . . We the leaders of the N. A. A. C. P. promise that glorious day and these valiant men and women will not be denied. We in the N. A. A. C. P., both negro and otherwise, are aware that it has required a tremendously great struggle of our people here in Mississippi, a land of oppression both for our people and the impoverished white folks who oppose the high handed dictates of the tyrannical race of people who are under the full power of the State. It is to your everlasting honor that you have not given up in the difficult struggle and. . (could not hear) . . military,