She was descended from DutchAfrican and English ancestors. Tom briefly served in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary Warwhich may have been how he gained his freedom during the 18th century. Alexander returned to Connecticut, leaving Alfred in Haiti with his mother. She worked to support her family receiving some assistance from her brother and neighborsuntil she suffered a stroke in the early s.
They also ran the government. In addition to the cops, Great Southern maintained a private armed security force to maintain "labor discipline. Company gunmen and the SPLL assaulted union members, evicted them from company housing, burned private homes, kidnapped, and tortured organizers.
Finally, to suppress the union and end interracial cooperation, they formed an armed posse of more than men, attacked the union hall, and shot to death four union leaders. But Bogalusa survived because the logged-over acres had been replanted with fast-growing yellow pine which sustained paper-products and chemical plants built on the old mill site.
By the s, Bogalusa has evolved into a new kind of company town. Three big factories in the heart of town are owned by Crown-Zellerbach CZone of the largest corporations in the nation today they are part of the Georgia-Pacific conglomerate.
Economically and culturally, Washington Parish is similar to adjacent Pike County Mississippi McComband the Pearl River region on both sides of the state border is often referred to as "Klan Nation. There are no Black cops, firemen, or public officials.
In the CZ plants there are "white" jobs and "Colored" jobs. Blacks cannot be hired or promoted into "white" jobs, and whites will not demean themselves by doing "Colored" work.
The facilities in CZ plants are segregated, toilets, time clocks, lockers, even the pay-windows. Afro-Americans are served food in the cafeteria, but only after whites, and then they have to eat the food in a separate wooden shack.
While CZ will only contract with whites to cut the timber that forms the raw material for their plants, the actual cutting and hauling labor is done by Black subcontractors who pay a commission on each load to the white man who holds the prime contract with CZ. A court ruled the purge unconstitutional in both purpose and effect, but that did not restore Black voting rights.
The rising tide of Freedom Movement activity in the early s inspires Black workers to begin challenging job discrimination and segregation in the CZ plants.
Reed Hunt, Chairman of Crown-Zellerbach, responds that the company has no inclination to "alter the accepted pattern of race relations in the community. In they end segregation in the company cafeteria, allowing Blacks to actually eat in the same room with whites. White workers are furious.
They boycott the facility and force it to close. When the shower-room is integrated, whites refuse to take showers. Hundreds of white and Black workers are laid off.
A joint seven-month strike by both the white and Black union locals is unable to halt the lay-offs. Bysome jobs have been eliminated and the workforce cut to white, Afro-American. Membership in the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan increases, as does their influence with the white population.
When news reports announce that President Kennedy has been assassinated in Dallas, white patrons in the local bank burst into spontaneous applause. In January,the KKK stages multiple cross burnings around the parish.Movement Bibliography Titles Grouped by Subject. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.
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After completing graduate work at the University of Berlin and Harvard, where. Baltimore, MD – (May 15, ) – The NAACP’s The Crisis Magazine Spring Issue commemorates the 50 th anniversary of the assassination of Dr.
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Although the civil rights movement was at its peak during the s, the civil accomplishments made during the s were just as important. The NAACP had the .