June 05, 2014

On this day June 6th

DARC Ethiophile Chronicles

On this day

June 6, 1966 James Meredith wounded by white sniper as he walked along U.S. Highway 51 near Hernando, Mississippi, on second day of 220-mile voter registration march from Memphis to Jackson.

Martin Luther King Jr., Floyd McKissick, Stokely Carmichael and other civil rights workers continued the March on June 7. It ended on June 26 with rally of some thirty thousand at Mississippi state capitol.

During the three-week march, Carmichael launched the Black Power movement.

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