WHITE CITIZENS COUNCIL. Millicent McAlpin April 30, 2013 College English. WHO WERE THEY?. American white supremacist organization formed on July 11, 1954 . Formed after the Brown vs. Board of Education case, many white people came together as a whole group and talked about their views
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WHITE CITIZENS COUNCIL
April 30, 2013
WHO WERE THEY?
- After 1956, it was known as the White Citizens' Councils of America.
-about 60,000 members, mostly from and in the South
-well known for being against the racial integration during the 1950s and 1960s
WHAT THEY DID?
-taking away voting rights
-denying loans and business credit
-and boycotting black-owned businesses
-They punished people who supported integration by firing workers, and denying mortgages and loans to farmers and activists (“Wikipedia”).
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. VS. WCC