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Archive for May 2010

Welcome, Ta-Nehisi Coates readers!

Welcome to the blog for Breach of Peace. Read about the 1961 Freedom Rides, how the mug shots survived and my book. See sample pages from my book.

How Stokely Carmichael Betrayed the Movement

Stokely Carmichael’s cry for Black Power in ’66 was a cry of frustration. It did not have planning behind it, and in some ways I feel Stokely — whom I loved, whom I liked a good bit personally in 1960 when I first met him — betrayed the movement. That’s Rev. James Lawson on the […]

‘Black Out Downtown Canton’

Joan Mullholland has shared another exquisite document from her extensive Civil Rights archive. Two weeks ago, I posted her scan of what is perhaps the first Black Power flyer, which she had picked up on the last day of the Meredith March (aka, the March Against Fear) in June 1966 in Mississippi. What occasioned both […]