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WEEK 5 - Civil Rights Rap Video!
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So after 'bout a year
The segregation people used to know
Finally, was declared unconstitutional
This event was
The beginning of our movement though
It proved non-violence was effective but unusual
Martin Luther King had a dream that the barriers
That separated us would disappear from America
He led peace marches through divided southern areas
And his assassination caused worldwide hysteria
But that was ‘68, let’s go back to ‘63
When he and thousand Negroes put all of their energy
Into marching down to Birmingham, where they willingly
Accepted beatings by police and dogs attacked them viciously
It horrified a nation, in particular a Kennedy
Who risked his own future to support us politically
In November, he was shot and injured critically
And Lyndon kept it going to the best of his ability
Thus the Civil Right Act of 1964
Was passed on the Congressional and the Senate floor
So you can’t discriminate race or gender anymore
Any poll tax was finished by Amendment Twenty-Four
I got enemies, got a lot of enemies
every time I see them something wrong with their memories
You don't remember me?
They don't remember me?