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eleven o’Clock Sunday morning

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“We must face the sad fact that at eleven o’clock on Sunday morning
[...] we stand in the most segregated hour of America.”

Martin Luther King Jr. preached these words in a sermon at the National
Cathedral in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 1968, just days before his
assassination. He had repeated them on many other occasions as well, referring
again and again to the shameful reality of America’s racially divided churches.
Although Dr. King faced racism and challenged segregation in every part of society,
it was the “sad fact” of a segregated church that disturbed him the most.

Watch Martin Luther King in a 1960 'Meet the Press' interview discuss "the most segregated hour in America".

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