This image depicts the chronological history of laws passed as it pertains to the life and wellbeing of Negros. The first date of reference is January 1st, 1863, the day when slavery was abolished.
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George Wallace, four-term Alabama governor, ran four times for U.S. president. As a moderate on race, he was defeated by a Ku Klux Klan-backed candidate. He won four years later promising “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, and segregation forever.” In June 1963 he defied the U.S. Justice Department, blocking black students from registering at the University of Alabama. In September, he ordered state police to prevent desegregated schools from opening in four cities. In both cases, President Kennedy federalized the Alabama National Guard to enforce the law. Wallace directed state troopers to stop civil rights marchers in Selma in 1965, resulting in Bloody Sunday. As a third party presidential candidate in 1968, Wallace won five Southern states. In the 1972 campaign, he was shot and paralyzed from the waist down. In 1979, Wallace visited the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery that Dr. King had served and said that, since the shooting, he understood the pain blacks endure. Wallace asked forgiveness for the pain he had caused. He won his last term as governor in 1982 with substantial support from black voters.
The document, shown here, contains a narrative describing Jesus, entitled "One Solitary Life." Dr. King would use this narrative, in one of his last and most famous sermons "The Drum Major Instinct." The sermon was delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church, February 4, 1968, exactly two months before his untimely assassination.
This article addresses political concerns in Jackson, Mississippi, as introduced by John Perkins and Ralph Sowell Jr. The "freedom of information" act will allow the public to be active and aware of political actions. Any violation of this act will result in a penalty for the individual or organization.
The Drum Major Instinct, a sermon delivered by Dr. King at the Atlanta Ebenezer Baptist Church, frames the “instinct” as being responsible for the social ills of the world. Dr. King proclaims that racial inequality in America and the war in Vietnam are the result of nations engaging in a “bitter colossal contest for supremacy.” He suggests that the only way to end this “suicidal thrust” is to abide by an altered definition of the instinct – the definition of Jesus Christ.
In this article, Palmer Van Gundy reviews Dr. King's most recent book, "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?." He calls the book a must for all Americans, naming Dr. King not just the greatest civil rights leaders, but also a "leader for peace with freedom and justice."
Richard Tennent Jr. requests that Dr. King consider applying his efforts of non-violence to Cleveland, Ohio "...to help prevent the violence that seems inevitable." Tennent states that he cannot support the Reverend's stance on the Vietnam War, either financially or intellectually.