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  1. 24.3 New Issues By Matthew Kieswether

  2. Problems facing Urban African Americans • Racism Problem • Living Conditions • Job Situation • Average Income and Unemployment • Poor Neighborhoods • Economic and Social Issues

  3. The Watts Riot, 1965 • Los Angeles • Police Brutality • National Guard, 14,000; Law officers, 1500 • $30 million; 34 dead; 900 injured

  4. Detroit Riot, 1967 • Detroit awards • Members of illegal club arrested • Riot explodes • 43 deaths, 1000 wounded • Tanks and Machine guns • 4000 fires, 1300 buildings

  5. The Kerner Commission • National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders • Gov. Otto Kerner • 2 Societies • Recommendations • Johnson’s reaction

  6. The Shift to Economic Rights • King Criticized • Rev. Albert Raby • Chicago Movement • March through Cicero • Mayor Richard Daley • New Program Proposed

  7. Black Power • More Aggressive Tactics • CORE and SNCC • Stokely Carmichael • Racial Distinctiveness • African Hairstyles and African Clothing • Philosophy of Hopelessness and Despair

  8. Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam • Malcolm Little • Black Muslims • The “X” • Self Defense • Break with Nation • Pilgrimage to Mecca • Assassination • Legacy

  9. The Black Panthers • 1966, Oakland CA • Black Power, Black Nationalism, and Economic Self-Sufficiency • Revolution • “Ten Point Program” • Eldridge Cleaver

  10. The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. • Civil Rights Movement Fragmented • Memphis, Tennessee • “Poor People’s Campaign” • “I’ve been to the Mountaintop…” • Dr. King’s Death • Ralph Abernathy • Civil Rights Act of 1968