Violent or Non-Violent? What Difference Does it Make in 1960’s Civil Rights Activism and the State?
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Bachelor of Arts
In this essay, I research the differences between violent and non-violent actors during the civil rights movement and how their methods changed their interactions with the state. For my case study, I chose two violent and two non-violent subjects, as well as two individuals, and two organizations. Those being Martin Luther King Jr. and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee for my nonviolent actors, and Malcolm X and The Black Panther Party as my violent actors. I examine how their methods as individuals and groups changed the way they interacted with Police, The FBI, and the Federal Government such as presidents and congress.
Commodore, Jada A., "Violent or Non-Violent? What Difference Does it Make in 1960’s Civil Rights Activism and the State?" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 51.
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