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Delegation meeting in San Francisco to establish the wodd body 13uke Ellington captured that spirit of optimism when he introduced a jazz symphony entitled "New World a-Comin" at a concert in Indianapolis in the summer of 1945. He said he was anticipating the good things to coct2e-tc) be enjoyed. Later that: summer, H o Ckzi Minh annoui~ccctthat (in accordance with the Atlantic Charter) the people of Virtllaln were declarillg their indepelldrnce from France after decades of coloilial rule. A few weeks later, Indonesia lat~ncl-ted its struggle for i~ldependellcefrom Holland.
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Five days later, it chalked up a victory for human rights. S. Supreme Court decision Brutvn P. Board ofEd~~crali-z'opz sounded the death knell of segregation. It affirmed the value of having a solid legal strategy, which the NAA<:I' had dej~elopedover many years, even though its application was limited to the segregated public school system in the South. The Molltgomery bus boycott provided a model for using mass direct action along with the courts to dismantle the segregation system. This style of disciplined, sustained mass mobilization inspired self-confidence in the participants and communicated our deep dissatisfaction with the status quo.