Rushing toward change
1964 – the good, the bad and the ugly
Freedom Summer. Three Voters’ rights workers killed in Mississippi (two white, one black).
Lyndon Johnson was president.
War in Vietnam escalated.
Warren Commission decided that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing President Kennedy.
Battle over free speech as students were stopped from setting up tables passing out flyers against businesses practicing racial discrimination.
There was a ‘sit- in’ at the University of California, Berkley 800 students were arrested. This demonstration was a part of the Free Speech Movement.
This was the birth of student protest.
Barry Goldwater runs against Johnson.
Goldwater voted against the Civil Rights Act.
Johnson Won in a landslide but the war in Vietnam did him in. He didn’t run again.
Dancing in the street Martha Reeves from Martha and the Vandellas and Motown ruled the air ways.