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Birmingham. Pressure after Albany MLK arrested ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ Read for next seminar http://www.nobelprizes.com/nobel/peace/MLK-jail.html. March On Washington, Aug 1963. Signing the Civil Rights Act, 1964. Selma, Alabama, 1965. The Voting Rights Act. Freedom Summer, 1964.

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Birmingham
Birmingham

  • Pressure after Albany

  • MLK arrested

  • ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’

  • Read for next seminar

  • http://www.nobelprizes.com/nobel/peace/MLK-jail.html






Freedom summer 1964
Freedom Summer, 1964

  • 1961 SNCC campaign in Miss. led by Robert Moses

  • 1963 COFO

  • 1964 Freedom Summer

  • MFDP and Democratic Convention


Watts 11 august 1965
Watts, 11 August 1965

  • 50-80,000 inolved

  • 34 killed, 900 injured

  • 4,000 arrests

  • $35 M damage


Newark 1967
Newark, 1967

  • Young boy injured during rioting

  • Riots 1966-7 in various US cities



King on the defensive
King on the Defensive

  • 1965 FBI leaked stories about his private life

  • Summer 1966 Chicago fiasco

  • 1967 Came out against the Vietnam War


Memphis april 4
Memphis, April 4

  • MLK supporting garbage worker’strike

  • Killed on balcony of hotel

  • Riots erupted in over 100 cities


Black power
Black Power

  • Malcolm X

  • 1964 SNCC to Africa

  • Malcolm X killed 21 Feb 1965

  • 1966 SNCC and CORE adopted Black Nationalism

  • 1966 Meredith march


H rap brown
H. Rap Brown

  • 1967 assumed leadership of SNCC

  • 1968 joined BP’s

  • ‘Violence is necessary and it’s as American as apple pie.’

  • Picture shows Brown being led for trial, accused of inciting a riot, 1967


The black panthers
The Black Panthers

  • 1966 BPs founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale

  • Cleaver Soul on Ice (1968)




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