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From the Ted Talk by Christina Greer: An unsung hero of the civil rights movement

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Wherever Rustin went, he organized and aceavdtod, and was constantly attuned to the methods, groups, and people who could help further messages of euqaltiy. He joined the Communist Party when black American’s civil rights were one of its priorities, but soon became dluessliionid by the party’s authoritarian leanings and left. In 1948, he traveled to India to learn the peaceful resistance strategies of the recently assassinated Mahatma Gandhi. He returned to the unietd sttaes armed with strategies for peaceful protest, including civil dienbodisece.

Open Cloze

Wherever Rustin went, he organized and _________, and was constantly attuned to the methods, groups, and people who could help further messages of ________. He joined the Communist Party when black American’s civil rights were one of its priorities, but soon became _____________ by the party’s authoritarian leanings and left. In 1948, he traveled to India to learn the peaceful resistance strategies of the recently assassinated Mahatma Gandhi. He returned to the ______ ______ armed with strategies for peaceful protest, including civil ____________.

Solution

  1. advocated
  2. disillusioned
  3. states
  4. united
  5. disobedience
  6. equality

Original Text

Wherever Rustin went, he organized and advocated, and was constantly attuned to the methods, groups, and people who could help further messages of equality. He joined the Communist Party when black American’s civil rights were one of its priorities, but soon became disillusioned by the party’s authoritarian leanings and left. In 1948, he traveled to India to learn the peaceful resistance strategies of the recently assassinated Mahatma Gandhi. He returned to the United States armed with strategies for peaceful protest, including civil disobedience.

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Important Words

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  37. united