12019-03-12T23:58:11+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282411Chicago Defender - October 7, 1965plainpublished2019-03-12T23:58:11+00:00Production Editor7a3dce28be212b1ba5b4a7a50f3d6a8d76b58c74
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12019-03-12T23:58:11+00:00October 7, 19652plainpublished2019-07-02T14:38:52+00:00Guest post by Madison Wolf, undergraduate student at Manhattan College.
On October 7, 1965, the Chicago Defenderran an article explaining that the Rev. Hosea Williams planned a 120-mile walk to Atlanta, after African-American teenagers were attacked by unruly whites for attempting to integrate a school. Classes often focus on the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While this is, of course, extremely important, I feel like we should also be learning about things like this. I don’t think schools should sugarcoat the civil rights movement anymore. This article gives readers an inside look into what it felt like to be an African American at this time and the fear and anger that they felt.