Black Power in the Intersection. Dr. Yohuru Williams Fairfield University January 2009. Conceptualizing the Civil Rights & Black Power Movement for Students: America’s Second Civil War. Dr. Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University. Using Historiography.
Dr. Yohuru Williams
Dr. Yohuru Williams, Fairfield University
Civil Rights Movement Leaders
The 13th Amendment, 1865
The 14th Amendment, 1868
The Civil Rights Act of 1866
The 15th Amendment 1870
The Enforcement Act 1870
The Ku Klux Klan Act 1871
The Civil Rights Act of 1875
Major legislation resulting from the Civil Rights Movement
The Civil Rights Act of 1957
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The 24th AmendmentMajor Legislation
The Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
The Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
The Department of Justice (Kennedy and Katzenbach)
Mississippi, Ross Barnett
Alabama, George Wallace
Virginia, J. Lindsey Almond and Senator Harry Byrd
The United Klans of AmericaMajor Armies
Bandung Conference, April 18-April 24, 1955.
Indonesian President Achmad Sukarno
We are often told "Colonialism is dead." Let us not be deceived or even soothed by that. I say to you, colonialism is not yet dead. How can we say it is dead, so long as vast areas of Asia and Africa are unfree.”
Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore-- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over-- like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
At least three sides
Green: A side that wants things to change (go)
Red: A side that wants things to remain the same (stop)
Yellow: those trapped at the light on caution
Lastly, the individual who has moved into the intersection.
Delivered at Berkley, California, October (1966)
SNCC Chairman, Stokley Carmichael
Civil Rights in the Urban North
Connecticut in the intersection