Jews, Church, & Civilization VII

INTRODUCTION

1963 CE:  GERMAN–AMERICAN PAUL TILLICH WRITES THE ETERNAL NOW

NY: Charles Scribner & Sons publishers

 

1963 CE:  BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING

10:18 A.M., Sept 15: Sixteenth Street Baptist Church: Birmingham, Alabama: Nineteen sticks of dynamite planted by the local Ku Klux Klan are ignited as 26 children walk into the church basement Sunday morning for closing prayers. Four black young teenage girls are killed.

At the funeral for three of the four girls, Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of life as being “as hard as crucible steel.”

On July 2, 1964 (8 1/2 months later), President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, codifying that equal rights of African Americans are guaranteed in the law of the land.

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Aside from Martin Luther King, Jr., important American Civil Rights Leaders widely revered across a wide spectrum of America, include, among others–

Ralph Abernathy (1926–1990)

Julian Bond (b. 1940)

Coretta Scott King (1927–2006)

Stanley Levison (1912–1979)

John Lewis (b.1940)

A. Philip Randolph (1889–1979)

Bayard Rustin (1912–1987)

Michael Schwerner (1939–1964)

Roy Wilkins (1901–1981)

Hosea Williams (1926–2000)

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