Sixteenth Street Bombings 1963.
- A bomb was thrown into a church, 4 girls were killed and 22 people injured - Robert Chambress.
- The church was a well known meeting place for civil rights movements and leaders - thought it would have a big effect.
- Civil rights act in 64.
- Person who planted the bomb wasn't prosecuted.
- Lots of media attention gained because of the innocent children murdered.
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Lemuel Penn 1964.
- Killed by a member of the KKK 9 days after the Civil Rights Act was passed.
- He was a war veteran driving home and was shot in the back of his car.
- The KKK murdered him because he was black.
- It was a retalliation against Johnson and wanted to promote the fact that the KKK still existed and won't back down.
- Members of the KKK were arrested.
- Uncovered the brutal truth of the group.
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- Murdered by the KKK because she agreed with civil rights from a young age.
- She was active in the NAACP but was shot in the car with her friend.
- The KKK targeted her because she was fighting for black and white equality.
- They knew she was active in helping the blacks and involved in the movement.
- 2 members were charged and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
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Freedom Summer 1964.
- Campaign for the black vote.
- Lots of violence from racists and the police.
- 3 volunteers were murdered.
- National outrage.
- Arrested men but weren't prosecuted because there wasn't enough evidence.
- Federal conspiracy charges.
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