CIVIL RIGHTS

CIVIL RIGHTS COMMERCE/ECONOMY

The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders

The National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, known as the Kerner Commission after its chair, Governor Otto Kerner, Jr. of Illinois, was an 11-member Presidential Commission established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in Executive Order 11365 to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and to provide recommendations for the […]

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CIVIL RIGHTS COMMERCE/ECONOMY

Riots Following Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination Spread to Baltimore

The Baltimore Riot of 1968 began two days after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. Rioting broke out in 125 cities across the United States, and spread to the city of Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday, April 6. The Governor of Maryland, Spiro T. Agnew, called out thousands […]

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CIVIL RIGHTS COMMERCE/ECONOMY

Coretta Scott King Leads Silent Memorial March For Martin Luther King Jr.

An assassin finally snuffed out Dr. King’s life on April 4, 1968, while he led a strike of 1,300 black sanitation workers – the working poor of their day – to demand the right to have a union. Many whites in Memphis, calling him a communist and racial agitator, said they were glad he was […]

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