8 Malcolm X founded the Afro American Unity which was dedicated to the

8 malcolm x founded the afro american unity which was

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8. Malcolm X founded the Afro-American Unity which was dedicated to the philosophy of Black Nationalism asserting that Blacks should control the economy and politics of the Black community. 9. Malcolm X intended to go before the Commission on Human Rights to bring charges against the United States for its mistreatment of Black Americans. 10. At a lecture at Oxford University in England, Malcolm X declares that “anytime you live in a society supposedly based upon law and it doesn’t enforce its own law because the color of a man’s skin happens to be wrong, then I say those people are justified to resort to any means necessary to bring about justice where the government can’t give them justice.” 11. Malcolm X was assassinated with supposedly by members of the Nation of Islam, even though many, including Malcolm X, believed that “others” were responsible for multiple death threats and his subsequent assassination. 12. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) led by Stokely Crmichael , also known as Kwame Toure, organized a voter education campaign in Lowndes County, Alabama. 13. The Lowndes County Freedom Organization, designed to empower Blacks and encouraged their participation in the political process, used the symbol of the Black Panther . 14. On June 5, 1966, James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee headed to Jackson, Mississippi to encourage voter registration on the historic “ March Against Fear” but, he was shot from ambush on the second day of the march. 15. The Mississippi State Troopers provided protection for those marchers who took on Meredith’s campaign and continued the march to Jackson. 16. White City Officals ” scared people because they could not separate Black Power from violence and because its advocates were so vocal about Blacks empowering themselves that it left little room for involvement of well meaning whites.
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