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Senator Thomas Martin’s Speech on Civil Rights, 1965

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Courtesy of State Historical Society of Iowa, 1965


U.S. Senator Thomas E. Martin explains the current work being done to desegregate schools and ensure equal rights for all races. He delivered these remarks in a speech made in 1965.  

Transcript of Sen. Martin's Speech on Civil Rights

Source-Dependent Questions

  • According to Sen. Martin, what does the U.S. Constitution have to say about the problem of segregation in schools?
  • What do you think Sen. Martin means by, “There is, of course, more than schools to the problem.”