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AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Ella Baker, Lunch Counter, Southern Christian Leadership Conference
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History of the CRM 10/13/15 1. Lecture 8 Can’t have integrated audiences on TV 1960 – sit in movements 1. nonviolent 2. public 3. size of movement 4. white economy Integrating the lunch cou...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Emmett Till, Montgomery Improvement Association
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History of CRM 10/5/15 1. Lecture 7 Emmett Till 1955 st 1. Boarded train to Money, Mississippi on August 21 2. August 24 – whistled, flirted, o...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: White Primaries, Southern Manifesto, Anti-Racism
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CRM 9/30/15 1. Lecture 6 The Road to Brown NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (NAACP-LDEF) – purpose was to pursue organization’s assault on the legal foundations of race 1. Smith v. Allwright (1944) –...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Universal Negro Improvement Association And African Communities League, National Urban League, Convict Lease
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CRM 9/19/15 1. CRM Lecture 2 How did black southerners respond to Jim Crow at the end of the 19 th century? 1. Migration 2. Organizations 3. Military National Association of Colored Women 1896 ...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Ida B. Wells, American'S Creed, An American Dilemma
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CRM 9/28/15 1. Lecture 5 Post WWII Gunnar Mydral – sociologist, “The American Dilemma” 1944 1. Racism conflicts with the American creed 2. American dilemma = moral dilemma Conversion – going back to ...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Ida B. Wells
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CRM 9/14/15 1. CRM Lecture What is race? 1. Race is a social construction, not a biological fact 1. To prevent worker coalition/class strike you create race 2. Whites superior to blacks Wha...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Stokely Carmichael, Proletariat, Cointelpro
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History of CRM 11/18/15 1. Lecture 14 Black Panther Party and Black Power Movement Boldness of black power movement attracts high school and college students Black panthers = new image for black protestors 1....

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Stokely Carmichael, Elijah Muhammad, Huey P. Newton
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History of CRM 11/9/15 1. Lecture 12 Change in music over time 1. Rights and integration to power Malcolm X – Black Nationalism 2. National spokesperson for Nation of Islam 3. Believes slavery rob...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: National Negro Congress, United Automobile Workers, Ralph Bunche
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CRM 9/23/15 1. CRM Lecture 4 Great Depression 25% unemployment increase (black and white) Whites didn’t want blacks to have jobs until all whites were employed Hiring at $5/week President Hoover 1929-1932 (Republic...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Fred Shuttlesworth, Medgar Evers, Birmingham Campaign
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History of the CRM 10/21/15 1. Lecture 9 (lecture slides on Moodle) Albany Movement 1. Declared a failure by king 2. Didn’t meet the goals King (other civil rights activists) wanted to rejuvenate moveme...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Rodney King, Eldridge Cleaver, Bobby Seale
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History of CRM 11/16/15 1. Lecture 13 Watts Riot (1965) 1. South central LA 2. Young man pulled over by police on suspicion of drinking and driving 3. Gets pulled out of car, crowd gather...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Voting Rights Act Of 1965
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1. Lecture 11/2 March 7 1965 – march from Selma to Montgomery by SCLC 1. People are angry, need something to put their anger into 2. 5-day walk for voter registration 3. Every one beaten with night s...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: The Chicago Defender
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CRM 9/21/15 1. CRM Lecture 3 Robert Abbott – Chicago Defender / Convinced AA’s to move North 1910-1940 – 1.75 million blacks moved North (Great Migration) Vagrancy – moving around w/o something that says where you s...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker
AFROAM 232 Lecture 2: ClassNotes129

Idea of I.D.­ where does white i.d. come from?  upheld and enforced by the highest levels of government   GA voting polls ­ governor promotes VIOLENCE vs. black citizens trying to vote   hum...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 232
Robert Williams
AFROAM 236 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Executive Order 8802, Duke Energy, Domestic Worker

1 Terms AfroAm Final Convict Leasing: Convict Leasing became popularized after the end of slavery. By the end of the 19880s; at least ten thousand black men were slaving in ...

Afro-American Studies
AFROAM 236
Traci Parker

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