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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 6. June 11, 1956. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/integ/item/345/show/333.

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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
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Segregation in higher education--United States
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  • University of Houston
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  • speeches (documents)
Language English
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Original Item Location ID 1985-005, Box 29, Folder 17
Original Collection President's Office Records
Digital Collection University of Houston Integration Records
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Transcript marry beneath their stations just because we simply demand the removal of laws that keep the barrier between us and complete equality. As many of you are aware, some of the most outstanding Americans ever produced were the products of white men crossed with generate negro women without benefit of clergy, and the whole world knows that the white man strongly prefers the negro women with its strong rich ancestors and warm, full blooded passions that recline in the spiritless women of his own race. It might surprise you to learn that our strongest sympathizers in this particular (? ) demand, in fact it has been included among our immediate demands in order to secure their assistance in other lines of endeavor, are millions of Southern white women . . . who have been subjected to the same persecution that we have and have expressed (could not hear) . . . give notice of their intention to start . . (could not hear) We, the negro man, have long known that the white woman is violently dissatisfied with the white man and we know of the millions of clandestine meetings sought by the white women. They, along with us, demand the right to win and love the negro man of their choice and shout to the world, ''this is my man and he is a man in every respect." They are likely to be doomed to disappointment when the average negro is of the attitude 'why buy a cow when I can get plenty of milk and butter for nothing." But we demand the right for any negro man or woman, to marry a member of the white race if he can find one fit to marry. I am very proud of the fact that I am a negro with a proud heritage and I do not intend to contaminate that proud heritage for my children by introducing inferior stock into their ancestry. And now allow me to bring you the good news from Arkansas. Our greatest stroke of good fortune came in Arkansas when our good friend Rockefeller settled in Arkansas. He has assured us that even though he is convinced that Governor Faubus is our friend and will be interested in our demands that he intends to play along with the segregationalists. He has them both under his complete origin and can do exactly what he demands with them, and he will demand of them exactly what we demand. He has promised that we will have representation on the state Democratic committee. Of course you realize that our dynamic leadership will completely control that com-