The Rising Tide Of Protest Case Study

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The Sixties 1960-1968 The Rising Tide of Protest o The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is founded April 1960 o CORE launches the Freedom Rides in 1961 o James Meredith and the University of Mississippi, September 1962 Birmingham o April 1963, “Letter from Birmingham Jail”  Writing to white clergy. o The Children’s March and Police Commissioner Eugene “Bull” Connor o The Assassination of NAACP secretary Medgar Evers o Bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church The March on Washington o 250,000 blacks and whites converge on the nation’s capital o “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed;’ we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are…show more content…
o Poverty falls from 22% to 13% and has remained there since o The narrowing of the gap between whites and blacks The Ghetto Uprisings o Harlem in 1964 and Watt (in LA) in 1965 o Racial violence in 1967 led to fears of a racial civil war o The Kerner Report o 1966, King’s Chicago Freedom Movement fails Malcom X o Converted to the Nation of Islam while in prison o Initially a sharp critic of integration and non-violence o Ideology changes after trip to Mecca o Assassinated by member of NOI in February of 1965 after forming organization for Afro-American Unity The Rise of Black Power o Imprecise goals but promoter “black is beautiful” and self-assertion o Civil Rights movement is eclipsed by events in Vietnam Old and New Lefts o Old Left: working class was the agent of change, economic equality and social citizenship was the goal o New Left: Decried loneliness, isolation, alienation and powerlessness in face of bureaucratic institutions o Hunger for authenticity that affluence could not provide o Inspiration drawn from black freedom movement The Fading Consensus o The Port Huron Statement and “participatory democracy” The Rise of Students from a Democratic Society…show more content…
Machismo  Phone Red Power o The “Termination” Policy o 1968-The American Indian Movement sought greater tribal self-government and the restoration of economic resources Silent Spring o Rachel Carson reveals dangers of DDT to animals and humans; Discredited by the media; Labeled “hysterical” and “emotional” The New Environmentalism o Membership in the Sierra Club triples o Movement gains broad bi-partisan support o Clean air and Clean water acts, endangered species act o Unsafe at any speed (1965) and the new consumer protection laws The Rights Revolution o New York Times vs. Sullivan (1964) o Loving vs. Virginia (1967) o Jones vs. Alfred H. Mayer (1968) Policing the States o Miranda vs. Arizona (1966) o Baker vs. Carr (1966) o 1962-1963- No public prayer or Bible reading in American public schools The Right to

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