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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 5. June 11, 1956. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 11, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/345/show/332.

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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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  • speeches (documents)
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Original Item Location ID 1985-005, Box 29, Folder 17
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Digital Collection University of Houston Integration Records
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Transcript fraternal and civic organizations and you are now ready to take your proud position in this glorious moment of equality. The N. A. A. C. P. is affording you the experienced leadership which it has and the day of your complete emancipation is at hand. We will recall that after we came into the state, it took but a short time for the white and Methodist women to approve our demands for full equality. And now we demand that it become an actuality. Now I would like to express some of the demands that we are bringing in order that you may know and take pride in what is being done for you. We demand that the War and Navy Departments completely abolish all color distinction in the Army and Navy. We know that the Hitler conflict was waged in the false name of equality. Our people from Mississippi contributed thousands of our most splendid negro citizens every time the White Citizens Councils . . . (could not hear) . . . Our people have fearlessly fought and died in the front lines while the white soldiers crouched in the back areas with the safety of their undeserved political commissions. The whole world marvelled at the heroism and fighting quality of the American negro and our good friend Marshall Zuchov of Russia, reported to Stalin that although he could not understand why the American Negro would fight for America, Russia could never whip America as long as they had that splendid fighter and magnificent warrior, the American negro in their Army and Navy. We demand that our own government show us an equal amount of recognition. It is possible, though doubtful, that some of the white soldiers of America and Mississippi could give a creditable performance in battle with intelligent negro leadership. We demand that opportunity. It was no revelation to us and it was shown in World War II and again in Korea that the negro is the white man's superior. The negro, although not given an equal opportunity, has excelled already in their chosen lines of endeavor. Where has been the white man who could compete with our own Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Duke Ellington, Nat "King" Cole, Joe Lewis, Dr. Ralph Bunche, Jackie Robinson, etc., and many thousands of others who have transcribed their names on our glorious pages of history. We demand the abolition of all state laws which prohibit marriage of persons of different races. It is simply (indistinct) that many of our discriminating negroes might be (not clear) to