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" Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves, who had been seared in the flames of withering... "
Martin Luther King, Jr., National Holiday, S. 25: Joint Hearings Before the ... - Page 140
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1979 - 170 pages
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Generation, Volume 15

1963
...worried. That day, wrapped sick in a blanket, you watched and. listened with a sort of hopeful anxiety. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. i his momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to...
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Great News Photos and the Stories Behind Them

John Faber - 1978 - 159 pages
...afternoon wore on, the crowd grew restless. Finally, at 3:30 PM, Dr. King began his prepared talk, "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. . . . But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact...
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Great News Photos and the Stories Behind Them

John Faber - 1978 - 159 pages
...afternoon wore on, the crowd grew restless. Finally, at 3:30 PM, Dr. King began his prepared talk, "Eive score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. . . . But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact...
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The Naked Public Square: Religion and Democracy in America

Richard John Neuhaus - 1986 - 280 pages
...1963, before the Lincoln Memorial, a baritone trumpet sought to recall America to its better self. "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation," Dr. King began. He then described the ways in which the promise...
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The God Pumpers: Religion in the Electronic Age

Marshall William Fishwick, Ray Broadus Browne - 1987 - 196 pages
...truth, mediated with a transitional metaphor, and argued from a value stance. For example: Five-score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow...stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. HISTORICAL FACT/TRUTH This momentous decree came as a great beacon of light of hope to millions of...
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Lincoln, the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures

Gabor S. Boritt - 1992 - 272 pages
...LUTHER KING, JR., began his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington by noting that "five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation." Dr. King's subsequent words, when carefully reviewed, present...
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Representations: Images of the World in Ciceronian Oratory

Ann Vasaly - 1993 - 301 pages
...5.52.2 In August of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr., began a now-famous oration with the following words: "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose...stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. . .. But one hundred years later, the Negro is still not free." The evocation of Abraham Lincoln was...
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Violence in the Black Imagination: Essays and Documents

Ronald T. Takaki - 1993 - 368 pages
...rights movement occurred when hundreds of thousands of people gathered at the 1963 March on Washington. "Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation," Martin Luther King, Jr., reminded them. Now, a hundred years...
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On Nursing: A Literary Celebration : an Anthology

Margretta M. Styles, Patricia Moccia - 1993 - 355 pages
...civil rights march that ended at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, DC, August 28, 1963. I Have a Dream Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to...
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On Nursing: A Literary Celebration : an Anthology

Margretta M. Styles, Patricia Moccia - 1993 - 355 pages
...28, 1963. I Have a Dream Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice....
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