After murrays death late in 1952 walter p reuther

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After Murray’s death late in 1952, Walter P. Reuther, head of the CIO’s United Automobile Workers, became president of the CIO. Three years later, in 1955, the AFL and the CIO merged, with George Meany, former head of the AFL, becoming president of the new federation The federation is supported by a per capita tax levied on affiliated unions and organizing committees. The federation engages in organizing efforts, educational campaigns on behalf of the labour movement, and political support of legislation deemed beneficial to labour. SCLC January 10, 1957 Dr. King invited more than 50 black ministers and community leaders to a meeting at the Ebenezer Church in Atlanta to create the organization and formalize strategies. In February Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as President, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy as Financial Secretary-Treasurer, Main aim was to advance civil rights in a non-violent way, Political support came from notable white politicians, such as President Lyndon B. Johnson. Financially, the Civil Rights Movement was
of that same year, another meeting held in New Orleans would finalize the creation of the SCLC with Dr. King as its first president, a post which he would serve until his death in 1968. Rev. C. K. Steele of Tallahassee, Florida as Vice President, Rev. T. J. Jemison of Baton Rouge, Louisiana as Secretary, and Attorney I. M. Augustine of New Orleans, Louisiana as General Counsel. supported by the major religious denominations and labor unions. The SCLC did not enjoy widespread support from all within the black or white community. Many who supported the goals of the organization, opposed the methods and the participation of the churches. Freedom Rides 1960s The first Freedom Riders left Washington, D.C. on two buses that traveled into southern states. Freedom Riders were met with brutal violence by whites opposed to racial integration. An unidentified white person threw a fire bomb through an open bus window outside Anniston, Alabama, and Freedom Riders were beaten by a white mob after exiting the burning bus. One rider suffered permanent brain damage from a beating. In Birmingham, Alabama another rider required more than fifty stitches after being struck by a metal pipe. The first two Freedom Ride buses were terminated after ten days. But during the summer of 1961, the Freedom Rides were carried on by more than a thousand Americans. Motivator: John Lewis Founder: James Farmer Freedom Riders were groups of white and black civil rights activists who rode buses to challenge segregation in interstate transportation in southern states. Black Panther Party 1966 The Black Panthers espoused a militant form of black self-defense and functioned as a local militia, taking advantage of open-carry gun laws to patrol black neighborhoods in Oakland in order to prevent police Founded by: Huey P.

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