Black communities across the country were in severe distress; it was counterproductive, he argued, to sacrifice black schoolchildren at the altar of integration and to get them into previously all-white schools, where they would be shunned and worse. An important goal of the Civil Rights Movement was the elimination of segregation.
Rosa Parks died at the age of 92 on October 25, Postal Service issued a commemorative six-stamp set portraying twelve civil rights pioneers in He becomes one of the most famous figures in the abolitionist movement.
For example the Black Panther Party may be best remembered by images of members clad in leather and carrying rifles, but they also challenged widespread police brutality, advocated reform of the criminal justice system, and established community survival programs, including medical clinics, schools, and their signature breakfast program.
He also received overwhelming support from whites, a majority of Asians, and Americans of Hispanic origin. New York: Dial Press, : 81, — In Mississippi, for instance, where less than 7 percent of African Americans qualified to vote in59 percent were on voter rolls by Blacks came by the truckloads.
One area it does not explore is how the federal government helped to shape the movement.
Conyers, along with Representatives Diggs, Hawkins, and Powell, had visited Selma in February as part of a Member congressional delegation that investigated voting discrimination.