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From that moment on, Martin came to symbolize and vocalize the hopes and aspirations of oppressed people all over the planet. The rich Negro spiritual “We Shall Overcome” became the nonviolent anthem of men and women the world over. The most remarkable aspect of this moral crusade was that he expanded on Gandhi’s use of nonviolence and the force of truth to liberate not only the former sons and daughters of slaves but the sons and daughters of slave owners as well. S. Constitution to include the enforcement of new freedoms for the sons and daughters of former African slaves.
He returned home, spent years in prison for his activism, was finally freed … and elected the first prime minister of Ghana. Walking into the ceremonies with all of his ministers “with prison caps and the coats that they had lived with for all of the months that they had been in prison,” Nkrumah stood up and made his closing speech to Parliament formalizing the birth of a nation. Said Dr. King in his sermon, “That was a great hour. ” Being there that day with other leaders from America, including Ralph Bunche, King’s wonderful wife Coretta (who following his assassination continued the present-day vigil of nonviolence in America), and Congressman Charles Diggs, I witnessed the tale of the impossible becoming true.
And it’s there: it might not break forth in the beginning, but eventually it breaks out. Men realize that, that freedom is something basic. To rob a man of his freedom is to take from him the essential basis of his manhood. To take from him his freedom is to rob him of something of God’s image. ” There is something in the soul that cries out for freedom. There is something deep down within the very soul of man that reaches out for Canaan. Men cannot be satisfied with Egypt. They tried to adjust to it for a while.