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Bloody Lowndes : civil rights and Black power in Alabama's Black Belt

Author: Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In April 1966, local activists from rural Lowndes County, Alabama, together with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) established an all-black, independent political party called the Lowndes County Freedom Organization (LCFO). The group, whose ballot symbol was a snarling black panther, was formed in part to protest against the ongoing barriers to black enfranchisement. One year earlier, not a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hasan Kwame Jeffries
ISBN: 9780814743058 0814743056 9780814743317 0814743315
OCLC Number: 276816664
Description: xx, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Conditions unfavorable to the rise of the Negro : the pursuit of freedom rights before the civil rights era --
I didn't come here to knock : the making of a grassroots social movement --
We ain't going to shed a tear for Jon : school desegregation, White resistance, and the African American response --
I'm going to try to take some of the freedom here back home : the federal government and the fight for freedom rights --
We gonna show Alabama just how bad we are : the birth of the original Black Panther Party and the development of freedom politics --
Tax the rich to feed the poor : Black power and the election of 1966 --
Now is the time for work to begin : Black politics in the post-civil rights era --
Epilogue: That black dirt gets in your soul : the fight for freedom rights in the days ahead.
Responsibility: Hasan Kwame Jeffries.

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The group, whose ballot symbol was a snarling black panther, was formed in part to protest against the ongoing barriers to black enfranchisement. One year earlier, not a single one of the five thousand African Americans of voting age in the majority black county was registered, despite the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Most were wary because of the county\'s long history of bloody, retaliatory violence committed by whites against blacks who strove to exert the freedom granted to them after the Civil War. Amid this environment of intimidation and disempowerment, black people in Lowndes County viewed the LCFO as the best vehicle for concrete change. Later that year, California-based activists Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton adopted the LCFO panther as the namesake for their new, grassroots organization: the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. 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