KEY COMPONENTS OF SUCCESSFUL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

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"For me, the most important lesson
[of the Freedom Movement] is that by respecting the fact that fellow activists could passionately disagree over strategy and tactics—yet remain allies—they strengthened SNCC and the Movement as a whole."
From Bruce Hartford's article in the current issue of Urban Habitat.
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

police brutality

The police were part of the structure supporting jim crow in the South that the southern freedom movement had to contend with.

The current Urban Freedom Movement (which is hopefully in its nascent stages after Sean Bell and Oscar Grant) has to figure out how to contend with "police brutality."

exhibit A: No Hate Crime Charges for Seattle's PD's beating caught on Camera

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