Glory, glory, hallelujah! Yet that scaffold sways the future, (Yes, sir), Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; (Yes, sir), He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; (Yes), He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; (Yes, sir), He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; (Speak, sir), He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat. (Yeah) Glory, hallelujah! How long? Our God is marching on. Now a million souls are telling of redemption full and free, While truth is marching on. In the glow of the lamplight on my desk a few nights ago, I gazed again upon the wondrous sign of our times, full of hope and promise of the future. (Speak, sir) The leaders of this movement began awakening the poor white masses (Yes, sir) and the former Negro slaves to the fact that they were being fleeced by the emerging Bourbon interests. And, behind the dim unknown, Yet, strangely, the climactic conflicts always were fought and won on Alabama soil. (Yes, sir) And again the brutality of a dying order shrieks across the land. Transcript; Add translations. 601 Words 2 Pages. Jesus is the one calling the shots, and we are going to go forward in unity IF we are all obeying his Marching Orders. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 provided a portion of dignity, but without the vote, it lacked strength. “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,” 2 Pet 1:2. But God has a way of even putting nations in their place. Eighteen hundred years of marching, eighteen hundred years of song, Still the Conqueror advances, and the time will not be long Till the Lord shall come in glory and shall overthrow the wrong, Our God is marching on. Glory, hallelujah! (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. (Yes, sir). You hire someone and they join the Klan? (Amen) The God that I worship has a way of saying, "Don't play with me." His final speech, "I've Been to the Mountaintop," is also famous for being strangely prophetic, as he was killed the … Yes, sir. And there were those who said that we would get here only over their dead bodies, (Well. All right) And in a real sense this afternoon, we can say that our feet are tired, (Yes, sir) but our souls are rested. They segregated southern money from the poor whites; they segregated southern mores from the rich whites; (Yes, sir) they segregated southern churches from Christianity (Yes, sir); they segregated southern minds from honest thinking; (Yes, sir) and they segregated the Negro from everything. In focusing the attention of the nation and the world today on the flagrant denial of the right to vote, we are exposing the very origin, the root cause, of racial segregation in the Southland. (Yes, sir) We are moving to the land of freedom. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. The wanton release of their known murderers would not discourage us. (Yes, sir. (Yes, sir) Let us march on segregated housing (Yes, sir) until every ghetto or social and economic depression dissolves, and Negroes and whites live side by side in decent, safe, and sanitary housing. "Our God is Marching On," "A Time to Break the Silence," and "The Other America" are all moving speeches from King that many have not heard. Standeth God within the shadow, (Speak, sir) It was normalcy by a cafe in Selma, Alabama, that led to the brutal beating of Reverend James Reeb. The tide has turned! (Yes, sir) The battle is in our hands. (Yes, sir) Let us march on poverty (Let us march) until wrinkled stomachs in Mississippi are filled, (That's right) and the idle industries of Appalachia are realized and revitalized, and broken lives in sweltering ghettos are mended and remolded. That will be the day of man as man. (Yes, sir), I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, (Yes, sir) however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, (No sir) because "truth crushed to earth will rise again." It is normalcy all over Alabama (Yeah) that prevents the Negro from becoming a registered voter. His truth is marching on." Now it is not an accident that one of the great marches of American history should terminate in Montgomery, Alabama. He said: That with tears hath been watered. Be jubilant, my feet! The burning of our churches will not deter us. Sometimes they demand a pretty high price For instance, in those three bodies they found in Mississippi, we had to pay thirty thousand dollars for that Now, this man that we have now, this informant, he's not a regular agent of the Bureau. And fortunately, he happened to be in on this thing last night. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. (Yes) No, we will not allow Alabama (Go ahead) to return to normalcy. [Applause]. (Yes, sir. (Yes, sir) He gave him Jim Crow. The battle is in our hands. His truth is marching on. But if we will go on with the faith that nonviolence and its power can transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows, we will be able to change all of these conditions. Our God is Marching On! Otherwise we would be looking for a needle in a haystack. Key excerpts "Last Sunday, more than eight thousand of us started on a mighty walk from Selma, Alabama. Full transcript of the 2016 U.N. speech Emma Watson gave on gender inequality and sexual assault in higher education as part of the HeForShe campaign. Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." Well) with the conviction that segregation is on its deathbed in Alabama, and the only thing uncertain about it is how costly the segregationists and Wallace will make the funeral. Glory, hallelujah! but it bends toward justice. (Listen to him) That is what was known as the Populist Movement. White America was profoundly aroused by Birmingham because it witnessed the whole community of Negroes facing terror and brutality with majestic scorn and heroic courage. Not long, because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice. Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march. Racial segregation as a way of life did not come about as a natural result of hatred between the races immediately after the Civil War. O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! The speech entitled Our God is Marching On, acknowledges that injustice still remains but King still savors this exhilarating victory by pointing out that "We have come a long way since that travesty of justice was perpetrated upon the American mind. And we won't stop it because of our pride and our arrogance as a nation. We can multiply the effect by revelation. ... Our founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights, given us by our Creator in Heaven, and that which God has given us, we will allow no one ever to take away ever. Information Age. Glory, hallelujah! (Yes, sir) The only normalcy that we will settle for is the normalcy of brotherhood, the normalcy of true peace, the normalcy of justice. Somebody’s asking, "When will the radiant star of hope be plunged against the nocturnal bosom of this lonely night, (Speak, speak, speak) plucked from weary souls with chains of fear and the manacles of death? In the glow of the lamplight on my desk a few nights ago, I gazed again upon the wondrous sign of our times, full of hope and promise of the future. We’ve come a long way since that travesty of justice was perpetrated upon the American mind. We are not about to turn around. The speech is also known as "Our God Is Marching On!" (Yes, sir) Alabama has tried to nurture and defend evil, but evil is choking to death in the dusty roads and streets of this state. Glory, hallelujah! Read the full transcript. Talk) but all the world today knows that we are here and we are standing before the forces of power in the state of Alabama saying, "We ain’t goin’ let nobody turn us around." Yes, sir) to turn the whole nation to a new course. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. They saturated the thinking of the poor white masses with it, (Yes) thus clouding their minds to the real issue involved in the Populist Movement. Rhetorical Analysis The Civil Rights Movement is a time when African American and Caucasian activists worked together to fight for the equality of all people. Yes, sir) [Applause]. But I have a message that I would like to leave with Alabama this evening. These are our Marching Orders as Church. Somebody’s asking, "When will wounded justice, lying prostrate on the streets of Selma and Birmingham and communities all over the South, be lifted from this dust of shame to reign supreme among the children of men?" And Jesus is full of Joy. How long? Let us march on ballot boxes, (Let’s march) march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena. He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat. 21 views. We are on the move now. President Johnson rightly praised the courage of the Negro for awakening the conscience of the nation. Speak) that electrified the nation (Well) and the world. (Yes, sir) I know there is a cry today in Alabama, (Uh huh) we see it in numerous editorials: "When will Martin Luther King, SCLC, SNCC, and all of these civil rights agitators and all of the white clergymen and labor leaders and students and others get out of our community and let Alabama return to normalcy?". In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, Our God is Marching On And The Montgomery Bus Boycott Conclusion Staying Strong Historical Context Thesis The Ballot Box Including the Crowd Let us march on ballot boxes, march on ballot boxes until race-baiters disappear from the political arena. LBJ: That's wonderful, Edgar. Negroes took it and carried it across the South in epic battles (Yes, sir. How long will justice be crucified, (Speak) and truth bear it?" Wrong forever on the throne, Yet, Selma, Alabama, became a shining moment in the conscience of man. O, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! We have walked through desolate valleys and across the trying hills. Keystone, South Dakota 8:50 P.M. MDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. They then directed the placement on the books of the South of laws that made it a crime for Negroes and whites to come together as equals at any level. (Yes, sir), "‘Cause the battle am in my hand." (Yes, sir), How long? Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march) until the Wallaces of our nation tremble away in silence. Originally published January 18, 2008 at 12:00 am Updated January 19, 2008 at 4:47 pm MLK: Our God is Marching On (How Long, Not Long) ... not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. Because the arc of the moral universe is long, Toward the end of the Reconstruction era, something very significant happened. The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us....The beating and killing of our clergymen and young people will not divert us. Read the full speech transcript here. I have full confidence … (Yes, sir) The bombing of our homes will not dissuade us. ... Jesus lives to Glorify God. By midnight she would be dead - shot while driving a black man home from the demonstration. Tim: It takes two ingredients to deliver a message that really sticks. We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience. (Yes, sir) He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat; (Speak, sir) He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat. The free men of the world are marching together to Victory! To meet this threat, the southern aristocracy began immediately to engineer this development of a segregated society. Thus, the southern wage level was kept almost unbearably low. tom segura: ball hog (2020) – full transcript March 25, 2020 Tom Segura scores laughs with uncomfortably candid stories about mothers, fathers, following your dreams — and other things you'd rather not think about. (Right) I want you to follow me through here because this is very important to see the roots of racism and the denial of the right to vote. March) until brotherhood becomes more than a meaningless word in an opening prayer, but the order of the day on every legislative agenda. The seed was planted at salvation. Glory, glory, hallelujah! I know you are asking today, 'How long will it take?' Chorus. He describes his astonishment that, at the start of the 21st century, religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth. Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, hallelujah! (Speak) It was normalcy in Birmingham (Yes) that led to the murder on Sunday morning of four beautiful, unoffending, innocent girls. "How long? Here is the full text of President Donald Trump's speech at South Dakota's 2020 Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration in Keystone, South Dakota: "Well, thank you very much. Through his words in “Our God is Marching On,” a much broader picture of King emerges, showing a civil-rights leader who, steeped in the African-American church experience, ad- Thank you so much. American Prophet: Online Course Companion, Freedom's Ring: King's "I Have a Dream" Speech. I have full confidence … b. (Yes, sir), Thus, the threat of the free exercise of the ballot by the Negro and the white masses alike (Uh huh) resulted in the establishment of a segregated society. Be jubilant my feet! Not long, because 'no lie can live forever." It takes the right message and it takes the right time. Noem, Secretary Bernhardt — very much appreciate it — members of Congress, distinguished guests, and a very special hello to South Dakota. (Tell it) That is exactly what we don’t want, and we will not allow it to happen, (Yes, sir) for we know that it was normalcy in Marion (Yes, sir) that led to the brutal murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson. Matt Chandler’s 2012 sermon, God is for God may not be the best message he’s ever preached. The only normalcy that we will settle for is the normalcy that allows judgment to run down like waters, and righteousness like a mighty stream. Let us march on poverty (Let us march) until no American parent has to skip a meal so that their children may eat. (Yes, sir) The wanton release of their known murderers would not discourage us. Not long, because you shall reap what you sow. The only normalcy that we will settle for (Yes, sir) is the normalcy that recognizes the dignity and worth of all of God’s children. Handout. But we must keep going. And from the wells of this democratic spirit, the nation finally forced Congress (Well) to write legislation (Yes, sir) in the hope that it would eradicate the stain of Birmingham. You see, it was a simple thing to keep the poor white masses working for near-starvation wages in the years that followed the Civil War. ... Read the full transcript … That crippled and eventually destroyed the Populist Movement of the nineteenth century. Be jubilant my feet! Not long, because JEH: No, we go to someone who is in the Klan and persuade him to work for the government. Let us march on ballot boxes (Yes, sir) From Montgomery to Birmingham, (Yes, sir) from Birmingham to Selma, (Yes, sir) from Selma back to Montgomery, (Yes) a trail wound in a circle long and often bloody, yet it has become a highway up from darkness. In its simple, yet colorful, depiction (Yes, sir) of that great moment in biblical history, it tells us that: Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, (Tell it), Joshua fit the battle of Jericho, (Yes, sir), And the walls come tumbling down. Montgomery, Ala. Background: "How Long, Not Long" is the popular name given to the public speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the steps of the State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after the successful completion of the Selma to Montgomery March on March 25, 1965. (Yes, sir) Just ten years ago, in this very city, a new philosophy was born of the Negro struggle. (Yes, sir) The battle is in our hands in Mississippi and Alabama and all over the United States. (Yes, sir) Some now long-gone black bard bequeathed to posterity these words in ungrammatical form, (Yes, sir) yet with emphatic pertinence for all of us today. Among those listening to King's speech was Viola Liuzzo, a white mother of five who had traveled from Detroit to join the march. Rhetorical Analysis of Martin Luther King Jr's Our God is Marching On. (Yes, sir) Like an idea whose time has come, (Yes, sir) not even the marching of mighty armies can halt us. Let us march on ballot boxes until the salient misdeeds of bloodthirsty mobs (Yes, sir) will be transformed into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens. (Uh huh) And I smiled to see in the newspaper photographs of many a decade ago, the faces so bright, so solemn, of our valiant heroes, the people of Montgomery. Let us march on ballot boxes (Let us march) until we send to our city councils (Yes, sir), state legislatures, (Yes, sir) and the United States Congress, (Yes, sir) men who will not fear to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with thy God. Our God is marching on. To this list may be added the names of all those (Yes) who have fought and, yes, died in the nonviolent army of our day: Medgar Evers, (Speak) three civil rights workers in Mississippi last summer, (Uh huh) William Moore, as has already been mentioned, (Yes, sir) the Reverend James Reeb, (Yes, sir) Jimmy Lee Jackson, (Yes, sir) and four little girls in the church of God in Birmingham on Sunday morning. P: (650) 723-2092 | F: (650) 723-2093 | email@example.com | Campus Map. Glory, hallelujah! A president born in the South (Well) had the sensitivity to feel the will of the country, (Speak, sir) and in an address that will live in history as one of the most passionate pleas for human rights ever made by a president of our nation, he pledged the might of the federal government to cast off the centuries-old blight. (Yes, sir), Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. And Governor Noem, Secretary Bernhardt -- very much appreciate it -- membe Not long, (Yes, sir) because "no lie can live forever." (Yes, sir) Let us march on segregated schools (Let us march, Tell it) until every vestige of segregated and inferior education becomes a thing of the past, and Negroes and whites study side-by-side in the socially-healing context of the classroom. Summary and Analysis. Our God is marching On! Let us therefore continue our triumphant march (Uh huh) to the realization of the American dream. Speak) [Applause]. That day - March 26, 1965 - President Johnson announced the arrests of four men suspected of murdering Viola Liuzzo. My dear and abiding friends, Ralph Abernathy, and to all of the distinguished Americans seated here on the rostrum, my friends and co-workers of the state of Alabama, and to all of the freedom-loving people who have assembled here this afternoon from all over our nation and from all over the world: Last Sunday, more than eight thousand of us started on a mighty walk from Selma, Alabama. JEH: We've got the informant in the office and we're talking to him because he's scared to death - naturally, because he fears for his life. I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps, They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps: His day is m… Through their control of mass media, they revised the doctrine of white supremacy. And we can answer with creative nonviolence the call to higher ground to which the new directions of our struggle summons us. The confrontation of good and evil compressed in the tiny community of Selma (Speak, speak) generated the massive power (Yes, sir. (No) There are no broad highways that lead us easily and inevitably to quick solutions. [Audience:] (Speak) Our bodies are tired and our feet are somewhat sore. We have walked through desolate valleys and across the trying hills. Speech delivered on March 25, 1965, in Montgomery, Alabama , at the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery march. But not until the colossus of segregation was challenged in Birmingham did the conscience of America begin to bleed. Once more the method of nonviolent resistance (Yes) was unsheathed from its scabbard, and once again an entire community was mobilized to confront the adversary. Not long: (Not long), Yet that scaffold sways the future, (Yes, sir), How long? The free men of the world are marching together to Victory! His truth is marching on. Let us march on ballot boxes (Yes) until all over Alabama God’s children will be able to walk the earth in decency and honor. Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding. If the worst in American life lurked in its dark streets, the best of American instincts arose passionately from across the nation to overcome it. (Yes, sir), How long? (Yes, sir. (Yes, sir. And when she answered, "No," the person said, "Well, aren’t you tired?" Speak, sir) So I stand before you this afternoon (Speak, sir. Glory, hallelujah! © Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305. We are still in for a season of suffering in many of the black belt counties of Alabama, many areas of Mississippi, many areas of Louisiana. (Yes), I know you are asking today, "How long will it take?" Martin Luther King Jr.: I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Not long, because no lie can live forever. (Speak, Doctor). And that will be a day not of the white man, not of the black man. (Uh huh) And I smiled to see in the newspaper photographs of many a decade ago, the faces so bright, so solemn, of our valiant heroes, the people of Montgomery. Glory, hallelujah! But he's one of these people that we put in, just like we do into the Communist party, so they'll keep us informed. (Uh huh) And when his wrinkled stomach cried out for the food that his empty pockets could not provide, (Yes, sir) he ate Jim Crow, a psychological bird that told him that no matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man. In the glow of the lamplight on my desk a few nights ago, I gazed again upon the wondrous sign of our times, full of hope and promise of the future. And with her ungrammatical profundity, she said, "My feets is tired, but my soul is rested." (Yes, sir) The beating and killing of our clergymen and young people will not divert us. Transcript. And there were those who said that we would get here only over their dead bodies, but all the world today knows that we are here and we are standing before the forces of power in the state of Alabama saying, 'We aint goin let nobody turn us around'... Today I want to tell the city of Selma, today I want to say to the state of Alabama, today I want to say to the people of America and the nations of the world, that we are not about to turn around. They told us we wouldnt get here. They knew that our country is blessed by God and has a special purpose in this world. Since God is marching on. (Uh huh). We are moving to the land of freedom. Not only that, but they began uniting the Negro and white masses (Yeah) into a voting bloc that threatened to drive the Bourbon interests from the command posts of political power in the South. Why, if the poor white plantation or mill worker became dissatisfied with his low wages, the plantation or mill owner would merely threaten to fire him and hire former Negro slaves and pay him even less. Tell it), Up to the walls of Jericho they marched, spear in hand. He has loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword; Some of our faces are burned from the outpourings of the sweltering sun. Among those listening to King's speech was Viola Liuzzo, a white mother of five who had traveled from Detroit to join the march. (Yes, sir), Through the blood of the slaughtered. Read the full transcript of this classic speech. Well) Out of this struggle, more than bus [de]segregation was won; a new idea, more powerful than guns or clubs was born. Our whole campaign in Alabama has been centered around the right to vote. As it turned out, there had been a fourth man in the car, an FBI informant. He has sounded from the trumpet that shall never call retreat He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord; But today as I stand before you and think back over that great march, I can say, as Sister Pollard said—a seventy-year-old Negro woman who lived in this community during the bus boycott—and one day, she was asked while walking if she didn’t want to ride. Yes, we are on the move and no wave of racism can stop us. J. Edgar Hoover: They discussed that after it was over, if the woman died, they were going to throw the guns into the blast furnace where they worked in those steel mills down there. I come to say to you this afternoon, however difficult the moment, however frustrating the hour, it will not be long, because truth crushed to earth will rise again. The next morning, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover called President Johnson with news: the Bureau was poised to arrest Liuzzo's killers, three members of the Ku Klux Klan. (Yes, sir), My people, my people, listen. It is normalcy all over our country (Yes, sir) which leaves the Negro perishing on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of vast ocean of material prosperity. (Yes, sir) We are on the move now. And as the noted historian, C. Vann Woodward, in his book, The Strange Career of Jim Crow, clearly points out, the segregation of the races was really a political stratagem employed by the emerging Bourbon interests in the South to keep the southern masses divided and southern labor the cheapest in the land.