Faith and History
Ebony T Hastings
Indiana Wesleyan University
September 27, 2014
I have read and understand the plagiarism policy as outlined in the IWU Catalog relating to the IWU Honesty/Cheating Policy. By affixing this statement to the title page of my paper, I certify that I have not cheated or plagiarized in the process of completing this assignment. I also certify that the work submitted is original work specific for this course and to my program. If it is found that cheating and/or plagiarism did take place in the writing of this paper, I understand the possible consequences of the act/s, which could include expulsion from Indiana Wesleyan University. Faith and HistoryHistory and the civil right almost anything you learn about this daunting time for blacks in this time you will find that these people relied on their faith when they didn’t believe in themselves. During the civil rights movement anytime blacks made a decision about anything and what their course of action would be they always met with the ministers and lay leaders of their local churches. In doing this is how they decided to form an association known as The Montgomery Improvement Association they also chose a spokesman, at the time 26 year old minister Martin Luther King Jr. Two years later King and other local black ministers formed what still exist today The Southern Leadership Conference (SCLC). The goal in forming this organization was to organize anti-segregation efforts in other communities in the south. King declared the goal of this movement was to, “save the soul of the nation.” Historian Albert Robateau observed, “The civil rights movement became a religious crusade.” Brown Chapel Church was the meeting place for the march from Selma, AL to Montgomery, AL the state’s capital. On March 7, 1965, about 600 people gathered to peacefully march two-by-two led by Hosea Williams of SCLC and John Lewis chairman of NCC. They were met by state troopers, who...
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