The Negro Revolution - Why 1963?
• MLK's presentation focuses on the activities surrounding the 1963 Birmingham lunch-counter sit-in demonstrations.
• MLK introduces two young Negro children and their living conditions which helps introduce King's evaluation of the Negro Revolution.
• One hundred years after the Emancipation Proclamation, the American Negro still struggles to be free from slavery in other forms.
• MLK compares a young Negro boy in Harlem with a young Negro girl in Birmingham. They both experience miserable living conditions.
• MLK reflects on Negro history that has been whitewashed from school textbooks.
• Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation may have freed the slaves, but the young boy and girl in the introduction both know white supremacy in 1964, and that is why MLK writes this book.
• The summer of 1963 is expected to be a pleasant time. Business and employment are at acceptable levels with money that is plentiful.
• MLK compares social conditions to a...
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