Tag Archives: SCLC

Blues greats re-emerge from the pages of history

“In early 1963, an east coast guitar player and fan of the blues called Tom Hoskins found himself poring over an old road atlas, looking for a place called Avalon somewhere in Mississippi. Hoskins was on the trail of a … Continue reading

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Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner

“The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers’ murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, involved three activists who were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi in June 1964 … Continue reading

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Albany Movement

“The Albany Movement was a desegregation and voter’s rights coalition formed in Albany, Georgia, in November 1961. Local black leaders and ministers, as well as members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the National Association for the Advancement … Continue reading

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1968 Miami riot

“A group of black organizations in Miami called for ‘a mass rally of concerned Black people,’ to take place on August 7, 1968, at the Vote Power building in Liberty City, a black neighborhood. Sponsors were the Vote Power League, … Continue reading

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Bloody Tuesday

“Bloody Tuesday was a march that occurred on June 9, 1964 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. The march was both organized and led by Rev. T. Y. Rogers and was to protest against segregated drinking fountains and … Continue reading

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Jo Freeman

“Jo Freeman (born August 26, 1945) is an American feminist, political scientist, writer and attorney. As a student at the University of California, Berkeley in the 1960s, she became active in organizations working for civil liberties and the civil rights … Continue reading

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How LBJ Saved the Civil Rights Act

“On the winter of 1963, as the Civil Rights Act worked its way through Congress, Justice William Brennan decided to play for time. The Supreme Court had recently heard arguments in the appeal of 12 African American protesters arrested at … Continue reading

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