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Senator, and later President Lyndon Baines Johnson was such a person, as described in "Means of Ascent." A staunch segregationist when he was young, he became the Vice-President of John F. Kennedy, and President after Kennedy's death. In this role, he pushed through Kennedy's civil rights program against heavy Southern opposition. The reason appears to be ...


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According to the SCLC web site, it took about a year for the organization to form, in a series of meetings, changing name several times: in Jan 1957 it was the "Southern Leadership Conference on Transportation and Nonviolent Integration", in Feb 1957, the "Southern Leadership Conference", and, in August 1957, the "Southern Christian Leadership Conference", ...


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I see two potential approaches you could take. The closest thing to a single event that comes to mind is the apparent assassination of Fred Hampton. Regardless of who fired the first shot, you could easily argue that this was effective repression that weakened the movement. You could also argue that it occurred because of the Black Panther Party's posture ...


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Question: Is there an example of a civil rights movement supporter with a record of being against it? Martin Luther King's Civil Rights movement which relied on non violence and civil disobedience with the goal of ending segregation had it's detractors among Black rights advocates both because of it's tactics and goals. Three famous Civil Rights Leaders ...


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While not the instigator, and presently unable to direct or control the coming Negro August 28 March on Washington, D.C., communist officials are planning to do all possible to advance communist aims in a supporting role. Martin Luther King, a key figure in the March, does have as an advisor, Stanley Levinson, a secret Communist Party member King himself has ...


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The FBI under J. Edgar Hoover spent a great deal of effort trying to tie MLK to Communism or otherwise discredit him. They even tried to blackmail him into committing suicide (though that is outside the scope of this question). In a DOJ memorandum on July 6, 1965, Hoover discussed whether "there [had] been any hard Communist Party line tying together [...


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Malcolm X was the person the Panthers admired most, plain and simple. He was the inspiration for the Black Power Movement.


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Question: How did American colonial rights and conditions compare to those within the British Isles? Did most American colonists have it better or worse than most British (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland) before the revolution in the 1750s? Short Answer Better in some ways. The colonials in the 1750's were able to ...


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Malcolm X died in 1965 and the Black Panther Party was founded by Bobby Seale & Huey Newton in late October 1966: They had actually met in 1962 when they were both students at Merritt College where they joined Donald Warden's Afro-American Association. There they read widely, debated, and organized in an emergent black nationalist tradition inspired ...


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