Events 1965-66

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WATTS, LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 1965.

  • Why?
    • Not happy with the economy and distribution of wealth.
    • Anger.
    • Someone was drink driving and refused to be arrested.
  • Organisations involved.
    • King.
  • What happened?
    • Black mobs set fire to shops.
    • Violent riots.
    • 'A class revolt of underprivileged against privileged'
    • 34 people were killed.
    • 1032 injured.
    • 3952 arrested.

CHICAGO, 1966.

  • Why?
    • Social and economic equality.
    • Chronic unemployment.
    • Housing and education problems.
  • Organisations involved.
    • SCLC.
  • What happened?
    • Rented west side ghetto apartments, King tried to improve conditions of the slums.
    • Division between Chicago activists and SCLC.
    • July rally…

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