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The Redemptive March (redirected from The Redemptive March Phase II)

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The Redemptive March towards Freedom and Equality [1963 to 1965] 

A nations works to live out the true meaning of its creed were the on red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the
sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

 

 


 

June 12, 1963 

Mississippi's NAACP field secretary, 37-year-old Medgar Evers, is murdered outside his home. Byron De La Beckwith is tried twice in 1964, both trials resulting in hung juries. Thirty years later he is convicted for murdering Evers.

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 28, 1963 MLK's March on Washington 

About 200,000 people join the March on Washington. Congregating at the Lincoln Memorial, participants listen as Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

 

 

 

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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color
of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Martin Luther King Jr.

8/28/1963

 

 

Sept. 15, 1963  FOUR LITTLE GIRLS (Interview with Spike Lee)

Four young girls (Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins) attending Sunday school are killed when a bomb explodes at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, a popular location for civil rights meetings. Riots erupt in Birmingham, leading to the deaths of two more black youths.

 

 

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November 22, 1963: Death of the President

John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated on Friday, November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. in Dallas, Texas.  Kennedy was riding with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife, Nellie, when he was fatally shot. Governor Connally was seriously wounded in the attack. The motorcade rushed to Parkland Memorial Hospital where President Kennedy was pronounced dead about thirty minutes after the shooting; Connally recovered from his injuries.

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug. 4 1964  Murder in  Neshoba Country, Mississippi

(Neshoba Country, Miss.) The bodies of three civil-rights workers—two white, one black—are found in an earthen dam, six weeks into a federal investigation backed by President Johnson. James E. Chaney, 21; Andrew Goodman, 21; and Michael Schwerner, 24, had been working to register black voters in Mississippi, and, on June 21, had gone to investigate the burning of a black church. They were arrested by the police on speeding charges, incarcerated for several hours, and then released after dark into the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, who murdered them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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