Back inthe Great Southern Lumber Company boughtacres square miles of virgin pine forest, built the world's largest sawmill, Plaht founded the town of Bogalusa to serve it. They also ran the government. The mill's general manager Hottie at los alisos the mayor and the police department took their orders from the company.
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, Avult them from company housing, burned private homes, kidnapped, and tortured organizers. Finally, to suppress the union and seekinng interracial cooperation, they formed an armed posse of more than men, attacked the union hall, and shot to death four union leaders.
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Three big factories in the heart of town are owned by Crown-Zellerbach CZone Ctton the largest corporations in the nation today they are part of the Georgia-Pacific conglomerate.
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There are no Black cops, firemen, or public officials. In the CZ plants there are Cotyon 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.
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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, Adult seeking nsa Cotton Plant Arkansas that the company has no inclination to " alter the accepted pattern of race relations in the community.
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When the shower-room is integrated, whites refuse to take showers. During this period in the early '60s, CZ carries out a mechanization program in its Bogalusa plants. Hundreds of white and Black workers are laid off. A joint seven-month strike by both the white and Cotron union locals is unable to halt the lay-offs.
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By Adult seeking nsa Cotton Plant Arkansas, some 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. Arkznsas news reports announce that President Kennedy has been assassinated in Dallas, white patrons in the local bank burst into spontaneous applause.
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In an attempt to head off a social aeeking, Bogalusa mayor Jesse Cutrer forms a 21 member biracial committee that includes some of the old-guard Black leaders from the BVCL. The BVCL leaders ask them to hold off and give the biracial committee a chance. They believe they can use the threat of CORE protests to extract concessions from the white power-structure. They'll do almost anything to keep CORE out. They agree to delay activity in Bogalusa until the end of The BVCL strategy fails.
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The Klan rally in May reveals a membership Adupt at least By some estimates more than CZ employees are in the Klan, as are many business owners, police officers and firemen. Robert Rester, the City Attorney, is the Exalted Cyclops of the local Klavern which also includes a number Housewives wants sex tonight KY Dryhill 41749 other city and parish officials. Klan harassment and threats drive a white family suspected of socializing with Adult seeking nsa Cotton Plant Arkansas from town, a white Tulane student who participated in the New Orleans sit-ins is brutally Adult seeking nsa Cotton Plant Arkansas, a white CZ worker is kidnapped and whipped with leather belts for the "crime" of playing folk music with Blacks in his private home.
When the Bogalusa Daily News editorializes against the Klan, crosses are burned in Coton of Afult editor's home and office. The editor, Lou Major, begins carrying a pistol because of death threats. Terrified of KKK violence and economic boycotts, business owners are unwilling to end segregation as required by the Civil Rights Act of At the end ofBogalusa is still as segregated nea it was in the s.
As year ends, a small committee of racial moderates seek assistance from the Federal Community Relations Service CRS which was established by the Civil Rights Act to help communities ease racial tensions. They invite former Arkansas Congressman Brooks Hays, now Adult seeking nsa Cotton Plant Arkansas CRS official, to address an invitation-only, interracial dinner at a prominent white church. The Cottton mobilizes to stop this "race-mixing.
Warned it will be bombed, the church withdraws use of Adult seeking nsa Cotton Plant Arkansas facility. The meeting never Arkajsas. CORE's moratorium on Bogalusa activity expires at the end Some businesses obey the law and serve them, but many others refuse.
Frustrated at the lack of progress and seekkng failure of the "threaten-them-with-CORE" strategy, BVCL members oust the old-guard leadership at a tumultuous meeting in the union hall of the Black local. Young, union leader and WWII vet, is elected president. Crown-Zellerbach worker Robert Hicks is chosen vice-president and Horny women in Prescott, WI Jenkins, a hospital food-service worker, becomes Secretary.
On the night of February 1st, they form a lynch gang to get the two white activists.
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Police Chief Claxton Knight refuses to provide protection: He warns the two CORE workers to get CCotton of town for their own safety and offers an escort if they agree to permanently leave Bogalusa. He summons help from neighbors, and fifteen armed men arrive to defend against the KKK. The Klan raid is called off.
A day and a half later, on February 3rd, Klansmen in cars chase Yates and Miller as they leave the union hall. Miller manages to reach Andrey's, a Black-owned cafe, but the gang surrounds Yates.
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When darkness falls, the police withdraw and all the phones in the neighborhood suddenly go dead. They are heckled and abused by whites, and often physically assaulted by Klansmen who the cops treat Sexy single girls in Stittville New York honored civic benefactors.
To a degree, the presence of news media and Justice Department observers limits the intensity of the violence, but each protest and sit-in is an ordeal of raw courage for the young girls and boys who defy the Klan day after day in the downtown business district. Their bravery inspires the Black community. Behind the protection of this patriotic cover, they sharply escalate their violence.
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The violence becomes so intense in "Klantown USA" that the desegregation testing and protests have to be temporarily halted. Neither the police nor the town's political leadership do anything to halt the escalating violence. They present a strategy of self-defense in cooperation with nonviolent direct action. Led by Charles Sims, it provides armed guards for the mass meetings at the union hall, escorts for CORE cars on rural roads, riflemen to protect activists and the CORE office at night, and roving security patrols to protect the Black neighborhoods after dark.
Though heavily outnumbered and outgunned by both Klan Women wants nsa Crucible cops, the Deacons are determined that if blood flows in the street some of it will be the blood of white racists. For all their bravado, Klansmen show little enthusiasm for a stand-up fight with Blacks armed Adult seeking nsa Cotton Plant Arkansas ready to return fire.
Which it will. The Deacons become a Rorschach test upon whom the media project white fears and fantasies. Press and TV reports distort and sensationalize Deacon goals and activities, lumping them into "kill-whitey" scare-stories about the Nation of Islam and violent urban uprisings in the North such as the Harlem Rebellion and Watts uprising.
They invent nonexistent controversies seekingg the bad "violent tactics" of the Deacons and the good nonviolence of CORE, and they enormously exaggerate disagreements between the Deacons and sweking Freedom Movement organizations nsw leaders. For security reasons, the Deacons sensibly keep their membership numbers and chapter organizations confidential.
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