Hist Final Exam 6
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February 1, 1960-4 students at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical University in Greensboro, NC demand to be served at a local counter in Woolworths; July 1960- Greensboro Woolworth's desegregates lunch counter; inspired throughout the nation (Nashville)
April 1961- Student civil rights group created to challenge Jim Crow laws
SNCC( student non violent coordinating committee)
Launched by CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) in 1961; May 4- May 17: Washington, D.C. to New Orleans- test compliance to court orders banning segregation on interstate busses,trains, and facilities (Boynton vs Virginia 1960)
Martin Luther King Jr.'s plea for racial justice- police brutality, children could not enter amusement parks, public swimming pools
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail"
Voter registration drive by SNCC, CORE, and NAACP in MS; Attempt to get black vote in MS
Desired to take seats of state's all white official party at 1964 DNC in Atlantic City ,NJ; created because blacks unable to participate in activities of Democratic Party or register to vote; Sign: showed black organizing political power
MFDP (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party)
End to discrimination at polling places
Voting Rights Act of 1965
One of many urban uprisings in 1960s (Detroit, Harlem); took place in black ghetto in LA; blacks viewed police as occupiers'; frustration with economic situation; 50,000 attacked police, fireman, looted white- owned businesses, burned buildings
Eight indicted by government for inciting violence; Tom Hayden of SDS, yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, and Boddy Seale and Black Panthers; 5 found guilty; appeals court overturned decision Judge Julius Hoffman- biased against 8
Produced by Dow Chemical company; bombs; jelled gasoline and white phosphorus- rained liquid fire; coated everything from flesh to village huts; 4,000 tons f napalm used during war; Kim Phuc (napalm victim)
Used as defoliant to clear forest and expose VC camps and roads; planes spread more than 100 millions pounds of defoliants million pounds of defoliants; forest destroyed; more than 1/3 of SV's timberland destroyed
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