The Races: Battle of Roosevelt Road


Martin Luther King, the civil rights movement's most eloquent apostle of nonviolence, and Floyd McKissick, an impassioned advocate of "Black power," linked arms last week at a Chicago rally to preach comity within the Negro movement. Both leaders agreed that the Negro could best achieve his social and economic goals by peaceable means. "Our power," declared King, "does not reside in Molotov cocktails, rifles, knives and bricks." And yet, as in Harlem in 1964 and in Watts last year, the hatred and frustration of the Negro slum dweller erupted in an insensate wave of violence that filled Chicago's near...

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