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50 Voices for 50 Years

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What Would King Do? Learning from King’s Approach to Black Power

BY ASHLEY FARMER By 1966, calls for “Black Power” electrified the nation. In the preceding year alone, black Americans had witnessed the assassination of Malcolm X, riots it Watts, the black section of Los Angeles, and the shooting of civil rights activist James Meredith, during his attempt to march from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi to promote black voter registration. This sustained violence led many black Americans to embrace “Black Power”—or... Read More
at Thursday, October 5, 2017
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