13_PostWar Movement Culture PPT

13_PostWar Movement Culture PPT - 1 Viva la Causa American...

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Unformatted text preview: 9/1/2010 1 Viva la Causa American Post-War Reform 1886 . . . 1913 . . . 1934 . . . . . .Flower Power, New Left, Gay Rights, Women’s Lib, Great Society . . . “Let the word go forth from this time and place. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we will pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty. . . And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country.”--John Kennedy, Inaugural Address, 1961 “the times they are a-changin’”: Youth Movement Tom Hayden The New Left Activism over Apathy 9/1/2010 2 Berkeley 1964 Many faculty staged a “teach-in” to show support for students and protest causes Columbia University 1968: Student protestors take over school Organizers like Hayden crowed, “We are moving toward power” Abbie Hoffman: “Our conception of revolution is that it’s fun” DNC 1968 The rest of the nation did not agree. 9/1/2010 3 The Weathermen were the most extreme manifestation of the violent shift in the New Left: fire-bombings, assaults, and other violence marked their tactics 1969 Youth counter-culture: “Tune in, turn on, drop out” Hippie communes were ideal . . . until the reality of farm life set in 9/1/2010 4 Counter-Culture goes mainstream: “the difference between a rock king and a robber baron [was] about 6” of hair” Civil Rights Movement: Black Freedom Struggle Major BFS Organizations SCLC (Student Christian Leadership Conference)— voter registration NAACP—courts and lobbying; older and more traditional traditional CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)—direct action, lobbying; Northern-based; bi-racial SNCC (Student Nonviolent Coordinating Cmte)— younger; later breaks with SCLC and MLK to promote On passive On passive resistance: “here resistance: “here were the colored were the colored students in coats, students in coats, white shirts, ties, and white shirts, ties, and one of them was one of them was reading Goethe . . . reading Goethe . . . And, here, on the And, here, on the And, here, on the And, here, on the sidewalk was a gang sidewalk was a gang of white boys come of white boys come to heckle, a rag to heckle, a rag-tail tail rabble . . .” rabble . . .”----the conservative, the conservative, white editor of the white editor of the Richmond News Richmond News Leader Leader 9/1/2010 5 Attacks on Freedom Riders further increased sympathy for the Movement and showcased the courage of the Riders, white and black In the attempt to bar Meredith from Ole Miss, Gov. Barnett set off another firestorm This Time article made it clear that passive resistance—though arduous—worked King: use passive resistance to “create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue” the issue 9/1/2010 6 1963 Flashpoints University of Alabama stand-off Medgar Evers assassination...
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