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By Wayne D'Orio

ISBN-10: 1438136358

ISBN-13: 9781438136356

ISBN-10: 1604138343

ISBN-13: 9781604138344

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This time, however, would be different. Ever since the Brawley case, Sharpton knew the danger in the opposition he attracted. While his wife, Kathy, and two daughters, Dominique and Ashley, often marched with him, he made sure they were not right next to him, both to protect them from possible violence and to keep their pictures out of the newspapers. ” A white man flashed past him and Sharpton said, “He had this contorted look of hatred on his face. . Before I could get a clear look at him, I looked down and saw a knife sticking out of my chest.

Cato’s death sparked riots, looting, and anti-Semitic violence in Crown Heights. Walking with Sharpton are (from left) Robert “Sonny” Carson, the Reverend Herbert Daughtry, and Carmel Cato, Gavin’s father. said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. ’ Pay for your deeds. When a grand jury declined to indict Yusef Lifsh, the car’s driver, he was whisked out of the country to Israel. When Sharpton and others brought a civil suit against him for the hospital costs and funeral bills, Lifsh could not be notified about the possible lawsuit because he was out of the country.

President Dwight Eisenhower stepped in and used other soldiers to protect the African-American students when they went to the school. When the school year was over, the school system decided to shut its public schools rather than integrate, an action that was taken in other towns across the South. From there, the events in the civil rights movement came faster: a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in North Carolina; freedom rides to desegregate buses and bus terminals for interstate travel. The violence shown at many of these protests against blacks—including white students spitting at the Little Rock Nine, mass arrests at sit-ins, firebombed buses, and Ku Klux Klan members beating blacks involved in Alabama freedom rides—horrified much of the country.

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