09 - Outline for 2/12/09 I. II. III. IV. I. MCRM a....

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Outline for 2/12/09 I. MCRM a. Legalism b. NVDA II. Political action III. ‘Black power’ IV.Some Lincoln stuff I. 50’s into the 60’s a. Divisions in civil rights movements i. Nation of Islam and rise of Malcolm X b. Civil rights movement i. Some thought that it could only be done through politics 1. Gain access to the ballot box a. Blacks were 30-45% of pop in south but had no representation b. Blacks were still not allowed to vote. ii. Jim Crow 1. Grandfather clause 2. Literacy test c. Voter registration and informing people i. 1961-1963 1. Target is to register 5 million black voters d. SNCC-student nonviolent coordinating committee i. Multiracial organization ii. More in your face iii. Put off by pacifity of NVDA- Non Violent Direct Action 1. Malcolm X Called it passive action a. This bugged King, did not think it was passive at all iv. Strategies 1. Sit ins 2. Press conferences 3. Students from the north went south to register voters (Movie: Mississippi burning) 4. Mock elections a. Errbody who couldn’t vote would vote in mock election and would report numbers to media
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