26 year old ... ... ... ...: arrived in Montgomery to become pastor of Baptist church, as movement's national symbol
Night of first protest meeting said, "We, the disinherited of this land, we who have been oppressed so long, are tried of going through long night of captivity. And now we are reaching out for the daybreak of freedom and justice and equality."
Language of freedom resonated in speeches of civil rights leader
1964: civil rights activists established freedom schools for black children across Mississippi, lessons began with students begin asked to define the word
-Liberation from years of deference to and fear of whites, freedom of the mind
Enjoying political rights and economic opportunities, eradicating historic wrongs such as segregation, disenfranchisement, confinement to low-wage jobs, threats of violence
-Right to participate in consumer culture, to be addressed with respect not as boy or auntie