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    of urban renewal in Detroit classifying urban renewal Feasible Foods Date s 1963 Location Wayne Michigan Tag s Detroit food Produce Detroit Enviornment Delray Urban Renewal The story of Detroit s food desert and urban abandonment is a common one in todays media but as the story of the construction of the Union Produce Terminal in 1963 shows these are by no means new problems In 1963 a city planning and urban renewal company called Parkins Rogers Associates issued a feasibility survey for a wholesale food distribution center located in what was then referred Mississippi Burning Date s June 1964 to 1964 Location Neshoba Mississippi Tag s Civil Rights Mississippi Civil Rights Murders Mississippi Burning Murder is what it all boiled down to In the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement three civil rights workers were viciously slaughtered in Neshoba County Mississippi Mississippi Burning is a 1988 crime drama film depicting the events of the heinous crime In order to fully understand the weight August Willich No Ordinary General Date s September 1 1963 Location Walker Georgia Tag s August Willich 32nd Indiana Regiment The Battle of Chickamauga All men may be created equal but they are remembered differently In contrast to Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson August Willich was not a celebrity of the Civil War He was a Prussian political refugee and an aristocrat with an unapologetic communistic political leaning Willch s communistic nature generated his pre war nickname Reddest of the Red Yet his tremendous contributions Family of Andrew Goodman Spoke at News Conference Date s August 6 1964 Location New York New York Tag s Mississippi African Americans James Chaney Andrew Goodman Michael Schwerner On August 06 1964 The New York Times reported an expression of grief and hope by Andrew Goodman s family to

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    Location Prince Edward Virginia Prince Edward Free Schools Association Date s August 1963 to August 1964 Location Tag s Desegregation Civil Rights Education We will oppose with every facility at our command and with every ounce of our energy the attempt being made to mix the white and Negro races in our classrooms Let there be no misunderstanding no weasel words on this point we dedicate our every capacity to

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    October 20 1883 William Gaston used pages in The Huntsville Gazette to publish an article that shocked the black community The headline read The Civil Rights Act The United States Supreme Court Declares the Act Unconstitutional According to Gaston These cases presented to the Supreme Court were respectively prosecutions under that act for not admitting certain colored people The Fight of Ultimate Rivals Date s March 8 1971 Location New York New York Tag s Civil Rights Boxing The night of March 8 1971 is one that will never be forgotten in sports history This was the night of an international sports spectacle This was the night that Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier attempted to settle the controversy over the world heavyweight boxing championship at Madison Square Garden Never before had a boxing match meant so much cost so much viewed so much or edged out the My Lai Three Tribes Confederate for Peace Date s October 21 1867 Location SHAWNEE Kansas Tag s Race Relations Politics Law Government Civil Rights Native Americans The chiefs and headmen of the Kiowa Comanche and Apache Indian tribes met with the United States commissioners such as Nathaniel G Taylor and William S Harney in Kansas to seal their tribes fate in America on October 21 1867 The United States government referred to the Treaty with the Kiowa Comanche and Apache as a peace treaty but in reality it forced the tribes to conform to the wills The B O Railroad makes a Civil Wrong Date s 1866 Location BALTIMORE Maryland Tag s B amp O Railroad Aaron Bradley Reconstruction Civil Rights In early 1866 on a train owned and operated by the B O Railroad Company Aaron A Bradley a former slave who once escaped to freedom in the early 1830s attempted to

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    his former colleagues from the War Resister s League The correspondence resulting from Rustin s action display not only his legendary status but also many of the complex issues wrapped up in the conflict Andrew McReynolds who was the co editor of the WRL magazine along with Rustin wrote a letter expressing his deep disappointment In his letter he calls Rustin the hero image of his life and speaks of the path of pacifism that Rustin set before him and has now diverged from 1 To McReynolds Bayard s transition from protest to politics seemed to diverge from the fundamental ideas that forged the civil rights movement In a more vitriolic letter another WRL member James Peck expresses similar sentiments Calling Rustin the housenigger of the Democratic Party he reproaches Rustin for his ad in the New York Times as well as reproaching him for entering into politics rather than filling the vacuum of leadership the War Resister s League was facing as the executive director A J Muste recently passed away Regardless of the criticism both these letters speak for the tremendous leader Rustin was and the loss that the peace movement was feeling at the time Rustin s terse response to his critics reveals little into his thoughts as he refuses a discussion He refused discussion deeming it unfruitful as long as his critics continued to use such derogatory language McReynolds wrote another letter to Rustin essentially reiterating his thoughts except imploring his belief that Rustin still was personally and existentially a pacifist 2 In this letter the question of Rustin s pacifism is much more prevalent and displays the thin line that Rustin walked as a result of his struggle against injustice conflicting with a pacifist agenda Bayard Rustin s dramatic change in ideology occurred less abruptly

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    On July 8 1970 President Nixon addresses the United States Congress regarding Native American rights in response to the ongoing efforts of the American Indian Movement At the time of his address to Congress Native Americans across the United States were taking a stand against the hundreds of years of mistreatment they have received at the hands of white settlers These American Indians Abortion Law vs Morale in the 1970s Date s May 8 1970 Location Orange Florida Tag s roe v wade women s liberation Women s Rights Movement It is the 1970s and a liberal arts college published a newspaper that contains an article about the emergence of the women s liberation movement and which focuses on the moral aspects of having an abortion The author s name is Gwen von Stetten a student at Rollins College and this article was written May 8 1970 three years before the decision of Roe v Wade and Doe v Bolton Abortion in the 1970s Date s May 8 1970 Location Orange Florida Tag s Gender 1970s abortion During the 1970s abortion became a hot topic that was either avoided in conversation or would lead to a heated debate Even today the debate over abortion is still present When the Roe v Wade case was being debated in court from 1971 until the verdict was decided in 1973 many protests broke out across the nation 1 These protests divided people men and women young and old The Game That Ended Segregation in Sports Date s September 12 1970 Location Jefferson Alabama Tag s football Segregation On September 12 1970 University of Alabama under legendary coach Paul Bear Bryant played the University of Southern California at Legion Field in Birmingham Alabama The Trojans ran up and down the field on that hot

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    and The Women s Liberation Movement Date s 1970 Location Tag s state protective laws white feminism black feminism gender race conflict black liberation black women s movement women s rights women s movement The 1970s were characterized as an era of protest activism and change in America Anti war protests against the war in Vietnam and the involvement of the United States in Indochina were popular As the women s liberation movement continued the disparity between the needs and agendas of black feminists and white feminists became more evident In the Black Women s Liberation pamphlet two articles Superman vs Ali Simply A Fictional Fight or Something More Date s February 1 1978 Location Tag s Muhammad Ali Superman Minority Groups Muhammad Ali was the first Muslim boxer to win a heavyweight title and his fame earned him the opportunity to create a comic book plot for American readers Ali chose to write a scenario in which he and Superman who was unable to use his powers boxed against each other as mortals In fighting Superman Ali is clearly reflecting the internal racial war that was going on during 1970 s America He Finding Hope in a World of Apathy Comic Book Movies in 1979 Date s 1978 to 1979 Location Tag s President Carter Jimmy Carter Comic Book Movies Comic Books Comics In 1979 the American populace was in a state of apathy and hopelessness feeling stuck in a rut with no positive change in sight Under President Jimmy Carter many people felt that because their problems could not be solved it was best to accept things the way they were Carter s foreign policies are still debated today During his time he unintentionally created tensions by endorsing the European Denny O Neil Champion of the Bronze Age

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    Bayard Rustin and Israeli Air Support Date s June 28 1970 Location New York New York Tag s Bayard Rustin Civil Rights Pacifism In 1970 Bayard Rustin gathered many civil rights leaders and black public officials in support of an appeal to Washington This appeal pushed for the U S government to supply Israel with fighter jets for protective purposes Their appeal in the form of a full page ad

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    of the Negro project The announcement of this Stokes Jones supported encyclopedia hit Woodson hard who had been working on his own encyclopedia of the same subject matter for a decade by that time It also spurred Woodson to engage in public battles with these two men and their associates in interviews and through correspondence like the letter he sent to Dr Dillard After having already announced the work of the Association to compile and publish an Encyclopedia Africana in 1921 Woodson believed that Stokes and Jones aimed to publish a story of the Negro as the white man wants and is willing to pay for For Woodson the duplication of a work that his organization had already compiled extensive data for proved that the promoters of the Negro Encyclopedia acted as enemies of blacks in America and not friends He addressed this idea in earlier correspondence with the council overseeing the Encyclopedia of the Negro In a 1932 letter he asked the promoters of the encyclopedia either to furnish his association with a small sum of money to finish their own work or to use their funds to fix other problems facing the black American Woodson also suggested the appointment of an officer from the Stokes Jones council to review the efforts of both sides and assess the inventory and progress of each project The Stokes Jones camp declined to adapt either suggestion to the activities of their fund and the battle waged on throughout the years Carter G Woodson believed that the education of blacks needed changes to reverse the effects of a black inferiority complex Woodson wanted an organic education for blacks that came out of their history and experiences and not from outside influences This desire for truth and authority in retelling the story of the

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