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Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement$
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Elaine Allen Lechtreck

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781496817525

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2019

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496817525.001.0001

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New Directions

New Directions

New Leaders, Riots, Voices of Southern White Ministers, the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and a Demand for Reparations

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Southern White Ministers and the Civil Rights Movement

Elaine Allen Lechtreck

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter depicts directions far removed from the nonviolent civil rights movement. It includes the rhetoric and actions of New Leaders such as Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and James Forman, descriptions of incendiary riots, ministerial responses to the riots, the efforts of Rev. Frank McRae to end the Sanitation Workers Strike in Memphis, King’s assassination, and the dramatic Demand for Reparations. Significant were the responses to the events from Episcopal Bishop John Hines, Rev. Dr. Ralph Sockman, John Morris of the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity (ESCRU), W. W. Finlator, Rev. Ed King, and Rabbi James Wax. Also significant were the transformation of Roman Catholic Bishop Joseph Durick, the changes in the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee (SNCC), and the new directions of Will Campbell who began to see that the racist was perhaps the greatest challenge of the day.

Keywords:   Malcolm X, Sanitation Workers Strike, King’s Assassination, Demand for Reparations, Joseph Durick

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