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The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom: Racial Justice Activism in 1957 and Beyond
The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom: Racial Justice Activism in 1957 and Beyond
Published: 2017/02/17
Channel: Yale University Art Gallery
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Published: 2015/09/25
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Yale Art Gallery panel on Prayer Pilgrimage March and Racial Activism|| Vlog 3
Published: 2017/02/02
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1960's March in Washington for Desegregation
Published: 2007/02/17
Channel: Jackie Brown
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Published: 2007/12/30
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PRAYERS for FREEDOM
PRAYERS for FREEDOM
Published: 2015/08/05
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Paul Campbell, SJ, Discusses the Importance of Spiritual Freedom
Paul Campbell, SJ, Discusses the Importance of Spiritual Freedom
Published: 2012/02/10
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Prayer Pilgrimage - People Are Great!
Prayer Pilgrimage - People Are Great!
Published: 2015/04/29
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Published: 2017/01/10
Channel: Charles Szabo
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Published: 2017/01/10
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Prayer Pilgrimage Update
Prayer Pilgrimage Update
Published: 2015/05/31
Channel: Prayer Pilgrim
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Prayer Pilgrimage - Welcome to Bandon, Oregon
Published: 2015/05/13
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Visible clip explaining the Prayer Pilgrimage
Published: 2016/11/16
Channel: Shami Al-Ghanem
Prayer Pilgrimage - Fire
Prayer Pilgrimage - Fire
Published: 2015/05/16
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Prayer Pilgrimage - Through the Tunnel
Prayer Pilgrimage - Through the Tunnel
Published: 2015/05/04
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Lee Friedlander Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom by Lee Friedlander
Published: 2017/05/31
Channel: Mr. Peacock
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MARTIN LUTHER KING song words lyrics best top popular favorite trending sing along song songs
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Charles Szabo
Martin Luther King Quotes On Justice
Martin Luther King Quotes On Justice
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: Inspirational Quotes
Freedom of Religion: Crash Course Government and Politics #24
Freedom of Religion: Crash Course Government and Politics #24
Published: 2015/07/24
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Seven Part Body Prayer with Andrew Harvey
Published: 2015/01/02
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Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Charles Szabo
Rosary In Freedom, WI. Pilgrimage 2012
Rosary In Freedom, WI. Pilgrimage 2012
Published: 2012/08/20
Channel: Diversity Strength. Appleton WI.
A History of Marches on Washington: An American Tradition of Political Protest (2003)
A History of Marches on Washington: An American Tradition of Political Protest (2003)
Published: 2016/08/02
Channel: The Film Archives
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Once an Addict Always an Addict | My Pilgrimage
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: triplexchurch
Luther King The Best Quotes
Luther King The Best Quotes
Published: 2016/07/27
Channel: Inspirational Quotes
Martin Luther King Quotes On Leadership
Martin Luther King Quotes On Leadership
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Martin Luther King Quotes On Love
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Luther King I Have A Dream
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Walking a Prayer Labyrinth
Published: 2012/03/01
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Martin Luther King Jr Quotes
Published: 2016/07/27
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Martin Luther King Quotes On Equality
Martin Luther King Quotes On Equality
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Prayer of Mary Magdalene The Golden Rose of Love, http://starchildglobal.com/
Published: 2009/11/30
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Martin Luther King Inspirational Quotes
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Published: 2016/07/27
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Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Democracy Now!
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Published: 2016/07/29
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The Civil Rights Pilgrimage- Winter 2015
Published: 2015/01/21
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Published: 2013/12/19
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27 Martin Luther King Jr My Favorite American - Hauger History Podcast with Quotes
Published: 2017/01/16
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9 Days For Life
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
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Published: 2011/03/17
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Published: 2016/03/05
Channel: Catholic Deliverance Power
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Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: The Audiopedia
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Dhyan Yatra - A Meditative Pilgrimage. Sadhguru
Published: 2010/06/30
Channel: Isha Foundation
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Our Tibet Story - A Prayer for Freedom
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Martin Luther King, The Open Mind 1957
Martin Luther King, The Open Mind 1957
Published: 2016/12/22
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Published: 2011/03/10
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The Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom, or Prayer Pilgrimage to Washington, was a 1957 demonstration in Washington, D.C., an early event of the Civil Rights Movement, and the occasion for Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Give Us the Ballot" speech.

Background[edit]

The demonstration was planned at the occasion of the third anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education, a landmark Supreme Court decision against segregation in public schools. The event organizers urged the government to abide by that decision, as the process of desegregation was being obstructed at local and state levels.

The march was organized by A. Philip Randolph,[1] Bayard Rustin,[2][3] and Ella Baker. It was supported by the NAACP and the recently founded Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr. had asked the planners not to embarrass the Eisenhower administration, thus the event was organized as a prayer commemoration.[2] A call for the demonstration was issued on April 5, 1957, by Randolph, Martin Luther King Jr., and Roy Wilkins.[4]

The event[edit]

The three-hour demonstration took place in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Mahalia Jackson and Harry Belafonte participated in the event. Paul Robeson and his wife Eslanda attended, but were largely ignored.[5] Among the speakers were Roy Wilkins, Mordecai Johnson, and Martin Luther King. King was the last speaker and it was the first time that he addressed a national audience.[6][7] It was his first Lincoln Memorial speech and set the goal and the agenda for voting rights to become an important part of the civil rights struggle against a reluctant administration.[8] About 25,000 demonstrators attended the event to pray and voice their opinion. At its time the event was the largest organized demonstration for civil rights.

"Give Us the Ballot"[edit]

Dr. King's oratory at the event is named the "Give Us the Ballot" speech, as its key section uses this demand as a litany, followed by a listing of changes that would result by African Americans regaining voting rights:

"Give us the ballot and we will no longer have to worry the federal government about our basic rights ...
"Give us the ballot and we will no longer plead to the federal government for passage of an anti-lynching law ...
"Give us the ballot and we will fill our legislative halls with men of good will ...
"Give us the ballot and we will place judges on the benches of the South who will do justly and love mercy ...
"Give us the ballot and we will quietly and nonviolently, without rancor or bitterness, implement the Supreme Court's decision of May 17, 1954."[9]

It is one of King's major speeches.[8]

Results[edit]

With his oratory King established himself as the "No. 1 leader of 16 million Negroes" (James L. Hicks, Amsterdam News).[2][10] His call for the ballot eventually helped inspire such events as the Selma Voting Rights Movement, its related Selma to Montgomery March, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The organizers gained experience and the march laid the foundation for further larger Civil Rights Movement demonstrations in Washington.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Civil Rights Digital Library. "Prayer Pilgrimage for freedom, Washington, D.C". Retrieved March 2, 2009. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute. "Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom (1957)". Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  3. ^ The Martin Luther King Jr. Encyclopedia. "Prayer Pilgrimage for Freedom (1957)". Retrieved April 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Martin Duberman. Paul Robeson. Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. p. 447f. ISBN 0-394-52780-1. 
  6. ^ CBS: May 17, 1957
  7. ^ Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement. "Prayer Pilgrimage to DC for Civil Rights". Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b David J. Garrow (January 19, 2009). "An Unfinished Dream". Newsweek. Retrieved March 5, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Give Us the Ballot" Speech, Martin Luther King Papers, Vol. 4, Stanford University
  10. ^ Mervyn A. Warren. King Came Preaching: The Pulpit Power of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. InterVarsity Press, 2001. p. 41. ISBN 0-8308-2658-0. 

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