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The Unfinished Movement The Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Struggle for Universal, Egalitarian Health Care.

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1 The Unfinished Movement The Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the Struggle for Universal, Egalitarian Health Care

2 Chronology of the Movement… Milestones: The Brown v. Board of Education Decision (1955) The Student Sit-Ins (1960)

3 Chronology of the Movement… Milestones: The Brown v. Board of Education Decision (1955) The Student Sit-Ins (1960) Freedom Rides (1961) Birmingham Demonstrations (1963) March on Washington (1963) The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Bloody Sunday and the Selma-Montgomery March (1965) Voting Rights Act of 1965

4 The Unfinished Movement… Riots across the nation (1965 – 68) - Watts, Newark, Cleveland, Detroit and Washington D.C… Dr. King’s response: “Social Justice and progress are the absolute guarantors of riot prevention. There is no other answer… ” The New Phase of the Movement: Goals: Constitutional and Political rights to Economic and Human rights Region: South to North, National to Global

5 The Unfinished Movement… Chicago Freedom Movement ( ) Nonviolent demonstrations to end the city’s slums and residential segregation Dr. King on healthcare: “Of all forms of inequality, injustice in Healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” (Chicago, 1966) Poor People’s Campaign ( ) Demonstrations and march to Washington DC to demand action and programs against poverty

6 Chronology of the Movement Milestones: The Brown Decision ( ) and the Little Rock Nine (1957) The student Sit-ins (1960) Freedom Rides (1961) Birmingham Demonstrations (1963) March on Washington (1963) The Civil Rights Act of 1964 Bloody Sunday and the Selma-Montgomery March (1965) The Voting Rights Act of 1965 The New Phase: Chicago Freedom Movement ( ) The Poor People’s Campaign (1968) Universal and Egalitarian healthcare in America! (???)

7 “I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing- oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism are incapable of being conquered.” The Unfinished Movement…


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