The continuing segregation in education
Economic and social conditions of blacks in America
Training new SCLC in speech making
Black ghettoes poorest areas of cities
Properties neglected by lanlords (i.e. landlords slow or did not fix leaking roofs)
Widespread crime and unemployment
Cycle of poverty and despair
Inferior social and economic conditions
Watts, Los Angeles, California
The federal government
The state government
The assassination of Malcolm X
The beating and arrest of a black man in Watts on suspicion of driving whilst drunk
Nation of Muslims
Nation of Islam
Islamic Fundamentalist Front
"X" sounded cooler
"Little" was the name of the slave owner his ancestors had forced to work for
He thought "Little" appeared too weak
He wanted black people to be independent from white culture
He wanted blacks to integrate with white culture
He was proud of how black Civil Rights leaders had fought injustice in the Civil Rights campaign?
He wanted black people to celebrate their culture, heritage, history and identity
He was not proud of black submission to whites
Built Muslim temples and places of worship
Encouraged black business to grow
Encouraged blacks to trade with whites
Discouraged black athletes for participating in white dominated sports
Built schools and educated black children in black history
He fully supported their campaig to gain equal status for blacks
He was heavily critical of leaders such as Martin Luther King believing that they had done very little to improve the lives of ordinary black Americans
He was supportive of the civil rights movement
That violence was so widespread in US society that it was inevitable that the leader should fall victim to violence
The President Kennedy had some chickens that were out of control
That it wasn't Kennedy's fault that he had been shot
"......Civil Rights Bill is the greatest piece of legislation in Black history..."
"...Civil Rights Bill down the drain...."
".....Lyndon Baines Johnson is a great friend to the Civil Rights movement....:
"....by any means necessary......"
".......death to the white man....."
"....Martin Luther King is a traitor to black American's...."
Reverend Ralph Abernathy
Martin Luther King
That many blacks were still not registering to vote even though the Voters Rights Bill had successfully been passed in 1965?
To encourage Lyndon B Johnson to push the Voters Rights Bill through congress
To gain the rights for blacks to vote
A black cheetah
A black cat
A black panther
He tripped over and sprained his ankle
He was shot by a sniper but survived
He was shot by a sniper and killed
Martin Luther King
Resist white rule with deliberate acts of violence against suspected white supremacists
Register to vote
Take strike action and refuse to work for whites who were exploiting them
Verbal abuse and offensive gestures towards marchers
The streets were lined with enthusiastic white supporters in most towns