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source five
Extracts from other speeches at the rally, 29 August 1963
(Catalogue ref: FO 371/168485)
FO 371/168484; JF Kennedy’s message on civil rights, 1963 FO 371/168484; summary of JF Kennedy’s message, 1963
5a 5b              
FO 371/168485; speeches from the March on Washington, 1963


  1. These are extracts, from some of the other speeches on the day. What ideas do they share with each other?

  2. Are any different points being made here?

  3. How does the style and language compare to King’s "I have a dream" speech in source 4a?