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From the Ted Talk by John Lewis and Bryan Stevenson: The fight for civil rights and freedom

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JL: We just didn't jump up one day and dedice that we would go to Selma. We checked places out. Wherever there was a possibility of leadership, of creating a vrial onoriiztaagn, whether you had students, people who were prepared to get out and work and organize. And that's what we did. We did everything that we could to bring attention to a siitatuon that was not good for people and then we could organize people. There were religious leaders thrceaes and lawyers and others in these communities and neighborhoods. There would come a time through the training and accepting nonviolence, the pohphilsoy as a way of living, as a way of life, that you become prepared.

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JL: We just didn't jump up one day and ______ that we would go to Selma. We checked places out. Wherever there was a possibility of leadership, of creating a _____ ____________, whether you had students, people who were prepared to get out and work and organize. And that's what we did. We did everything that we could to bring attention to a _________ that was not good for people and then we could organize people. There were religious leaders ________ and lawyers and others in these communities and neighborhoods. There would come a time through the training and accepting nonviolence, the __________ as a way of living, as a way of life, that you become prepared.

Solution

  1. organization
  2. philosophy
  3. viral
  4. teachers
  5. decide
  6. situation

Original Text

JL: We just didn't jump up one day and decide that we would go to Selma. We checked places out. Wherever there was a possibility of leadership, of creating a viral organization, whether you had students, people who were prepared to get out and work and organize. And that's what we did. We did everything that we could to bring attention to a situation that was not good for people and then we could organize people. There were religious leaders teachers and lawyers and others in these communities and neighborhoods. There would come a time through the training and accepting nonviolence, the philosophy as a way of living, as a way of life, that you become prepared.

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Important Words

  1. accepting
  2. attention
  3. bring
  4. checked
  5. communities
  6. creating
  7. day
  8. decide
  9. good
  10. jump
  11. lawyers
  12. leaders
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  14. life
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  16. neighborhoods
  17. nonviolence
  18. organization
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  25. religious
  26. selma
  27. situation
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  30. time
  31. training
  32. viral
  33. work