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The Civil Rights Post Volume 1 Birmingham , Alabama 1964 Breaking news: “Freedom summer” goes on Fire While children still play on the streets of our still ill-broken country. We be- come ready for the “Freedom Sum- mer”. The Congress on Racial Equality ( CORE) and the Student Non– Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) came together to make voting legal for eve- ryone and helped African Americans register to vote. Many people gathered in Mississippi getting ready to vote, but sad- ly it did not succeed by getting many voters. They purposely had the campaign in Mis- sissippi though, since only 7 percent of that state allowed black voters. Two Girls Putting up Signs for the protes- tors coming by , so they can show that they are supportive of the cause White supporters helping African Americans study for the registra- tion test that they have to take. “war on poverty” what is it? President Lyndon Johnson announced to America on January 8th of 1964 that he was going to bring a “unconditional war on pov- erty”. There have been questions though if it actually will help our future as Americans. It is obvious, though that President Johnson really is trying to protect his reputation as a president and also trying to help most of the blacks that were in poverty during that time (which were many). Of course, though this was a great op- portunity for many African– Americans it gave them able to finally come out of the dark or a hard spot since their poor or something like that. Then they are finally able to be in many community programs, and keep on advocating about Civil Rights. January 8th 1964 when Presi- dent Lyndon Johnson announc- es the “War on Poverty” act. Also, during that time Johnson signed the OEO (Office of Economic Opportunity) to give ammunition and strategy to fight pov- erty in America. There are thoughts, though that our country is already decreasing pov- erty and that the “War of Poverty” isn’t need- ed. Really though it is up to you to decide, do you believe in the “War of Poverty” or do you not? This graph shows how people didn't agree with “War on Poverty” By Bullring Center 9am-5pm January 15th, 1964 Just bring your Pockets and you will get 25% off in anything from clothes-fun cups 25% OFF The Fun Fo undatio n Tel: 555 555 5555 Come and Join Us The Fun Foundation Expirati 01/16/1964 Expiration Date: 00/00/00 Expiration Date: 00/00/00 Page 2 Interview with dr. Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Warren “I am thinking of strong love….I am thinking of love in action” - Martin Luther King On Martin Luther King Jr.’s desk at King’s offices in Atlan- ta is not only going to be starred in a novel by very fa- mous novelist Robert Penn Warren, but, to bring what the true meaning is about why we fight for freedom. March 18 , 1964 Robert Penn Warren was going around and interviewing many important and famous leaders of the civil-rights movement. Such as, Malcom X, Ralph Elision, Byrd Rustin, and last but not least King. As lucky as, Robert Warren Penn is, there is much more as he expected, after our correspondents from the Civil Rights Post team carefully listened to part of the tape that included the interview. They were able to document all the things said between Robert Penn Warren and King. So enjoy and realize how 1964 will be the turning point year of the Civil Rights Act: Obligations and Responsibilities that would come after integra- tion WARREN: Now, what problems, responsibilities, and obligations would you say the Negro would have in this relationship in this third phase? KING: Well, I would think this would be the phase, or the re- sponsibilities of the Negro in this phase would be in the area what Mahatma Gandhi used to refer to as "constructive work," his constructive program, which is a program whereby the indi- viduals work desperately to improve their own conditions and their own standards. I think in this phase, after the Negro emerges in and from the desegregated society, then a great deal of time must be spent in improving standards which lag behind to a large extent because of segregation-- WARREN: -- yes -- KING: -- discrimination, and the legacy of slavery. But it seems to me that the Negro will have to engage in a sort of operation bootstraps in order to lift these standards. And I think by rais- ing the, these lagging standards, it will make it much more, well, I, I would say much less difficult for him to move on into the integrated society Accused about selling out KING: Well, I don't agree with it. (laughs) Naturally. I think, first, one must understand what I'm talking about and what I'm try- ing to do when I say "love" and that the love ethic must be at the center of this struggle. I'm certainly not talking about an affectionate emotion. I'm not talking about what the Greek language would refer to as "Eros," or -- WARREN: -- yes -- KING: -- famile. I'm talking about something much deeper. And I think there's a misunderstanding. WARREN: But now how can this misunderstanding be cleared up? I know your writings and I've heard you speak on, on that. But a misunderstanding somehow remains among a large segment of Negroes and among a large segment of whites. KING: Um-hm. Um-hm. Well, I don't think it can be cleared up for those who refuse to look at the meaning of it. I've done it. WARREN: I see. KING: I've said it in print over and over again. WARREN: Yes, you have. Yeah. KING: But I do not think violence and hatred can solve this problem. WARREN: Yes. KING: I think they will end up creating many more social problems than they solve, and I'm thinking of a very strong love. I'm not, I'm thinking, I'm thinking of love in action and not something where you say, "Love your enemies," and just leave it at that, but you love your enemies to the point that you're willing to sit-in at a lunch counter in order to help them find themselves. You're willing to go to jail. WARREN: Yes. KING: And I don't think anybody could consider this cow- ardice or even a weak approach. So I think -- WARREN: -- yes -- KING: -- that many of these arguments come from, from those who have gotten so caught up in bitterness that they cannot see the deep moral issues involved. That you're -- WARREN: -- or the white man, caught up in complacency. KING: Yes. WARREN: Refuses to understand it. KING: Yes, I think so. I think both. Wow, what and amazing interview with King. As, we go on through the process of the civil rights act we will always think about King’s messages and how he tries to bring it across to us. King’s I Have A Dream Speech August 28 1963 (Recollection) Page 3 EXTRAs Created/Written By: Welela Solomon Sponsors: Research n.d.). History.com — American & World History. Freedom Summer - Black History - HISTORY.com. Retrieved from http:// www.history.com/topics/ black-history/freedom-summer (n.d.). National Review | Conservative News, Opinion, Politics, Policy & Current Events. | National Review. Retrieved from http:// www.nationalreview.com/article/375557/lbj-civil-rights-revised-john-daniel-davidson (n.d.). International Liberty | Restraining Government in America and Around the World. Retrieved from http:// danieljmitchell.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/failed-war-on-poverty.jpg (n.d.). The Atlantic. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Amazing 1964 Interview With Robert Penn Warren - The Atlantic. Retrieved from http:// www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/08/martin-luther-king-jrs-amazing-1964-interview-with-robert-penn-warren/279014/ All photos are from creative commons Editor’s Note: While our groups were researching the different parts of the amazing and truly inspiring year of 1964. We really saw the most defining moment of not only this year, but during the whole civil rights act and movement. From Dr. King to Freedom Summer to War on Poverty, all of these important events really turned around the act and movement of our country. So we hope you enjoyed this newspaper and continue to really see how The Civil Rights movement and act continues to bring in different people and ideas. reat deal of time