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"I am prepared to die" — the speech from the dock, April 20,1964: "I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination," he concluded. "I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."