I want to start with some apologies. For the record, here and upfront, I apologise for having spent several years ripping up GM crops. I am also sorry that I helped to start the anti-GM movement back in the mid s, and that I thereby assisted in demonising an important technological option which can be used to benefit the environment. As an environmentalist, and someone who believes that everyone in this world has a right to a healthy and nutritious diet of their choosing, I could not have chosen a more counter-productive path.
Gains and Pains Overindividuals flooded Washington, D. Civil rights activists in the early s teemed with enthusiasm. The courts and the federal government seemed to be on their side, and the movement was winning the battle for public opinion.
Under the protection of federal troops, in James Meredith became the first African American to attend the University of Mississippi. As sit-ins and freedom rides spread across the South, African American leaders set a new, ambitious goal: In the summer ofPresident Kennedy indicated he would support such a measure, and thousands marched on Washington to support the bill.
The Civil Rights Movement seemed on the brink of triumph. As equality advocates notched more and more successes, the forces against change grew more active as well. Groups such the Ku Klux Klan increased hate crimes. Earlier inthe nation watched the Birmingham police force under the direction of Bull Connor unleash dogs, tear gas, and fire hoses on peaceful demonstrators.
Tragedy struck the church in when a bomb exploded there, killing four young girls and injuring 22 others. Church burnings and bombings increased.
Four young girls were killed in one such bombing in Birmingham as they attended Sunday school lessons. Many who had looked to John F. Kennedy as a sympathetic leader were crushed when he fell victim to assassination in November But Kennedy's death did not derail the Civil Rights Act.
President Lyndon Johnson signed the bill into law in July As of that day, it became illegal to refuse employment to an individual on the basis of race. Segregation at any public facility in America was now against the law.
Martin Luther King Jr. Many African Americans had been robbed of the right to vote since southern states enacted discriminatory poll taxes and literacy tests. Only five percent of African Americans eligible to vote were registered in Mississippi in The 24th Amendment banned the poll tax in A new landmark law, the Voting Rights Act ofbanned the literacy test and other such measures designed to keep blacks from voting.
It also placed federal registrars in the South to ensure black suffrage. Byfew legal barriers to racial equality remained. But centuries of racism could not be erased with the pen.
Many African Americans continued to languish in the bottom economic strata. Civil rights activists fought on to achieve economic as well as legal equality.
It is a fight that continues to this day. In the words of Martin Luther King Jr.: I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, a state sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today. Full text of "I Have a Dream" On August 28,overpeople gathered in Washington, DC hoping to turn the nation's eyes to the problems of racial injustice and inequality.
It was at this massive rally that Martin Luther King Jr. It has become known as the "I Have a Dream" speech. 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.
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