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refused to pledge allegiance to the party, the mfdp delegates borrowed passes from sympathetic delegates and took the seats vacated by the official Mississippi delegates. "Say it Plain, Say it Loud American RadioWorks". 134 Self-reliance was becoming paramount in light of the 1964 Democratic National Convention 's decision to refuse seating to the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (mfdp) and to seat the state delegation elected in violation of the party's rules through Jim Crow law instead. Recognizing Brandeis as a university with a commitment to academic excellence, these faculty members created a chance to disadvantaged students to participate in an empowering educational experience. 82 On May 24, 1961, the freedom riders continued their rides into Jackson, Mississippi, where they were arrested for "breaching the peace" by using "white only" facilities. Johnson could not, however, prevent the mfdp from taking its case to the Credentials Committee. Harlem riot of 1964 edit Main article: Harlem riot of 1964 When police shot an unarmed black teenager in Harlem in July 1964, tensions escalated out of control. 40 "Emmett's murder historian Tim Tyson writes, "would never have become a watershed historical moment without Mamie finding the strength to make her private grief a public matter." 41 The visceral response to his mother's decision to have an open-casket funeral mobilized the black community. The Silent Majority: Suburban Politics in the Sunbelt South. They taught literacy to enable blacks to pass voting tests.
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