As young as 11 and not even as old as 15 Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Carol Denise McNair lost their lives because of white supremacists. Erected in their honor this statue so forever we remeber their innocence and sweet lives thay they never got a chance to see. -----------
The 16th Street Baptist Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963, when four members of the Ku Klux Klanplanted at least 15 sticks of dynamiteattached to a timing device beneath the steps located on the east side of the church.
National Vanguard is an American white nationalist organization based in Charlottesville, Virginia, founded in 2005 by Kevin Alfred Strom and former members of the National Alliance. In January 2007 Strom was arrested by the FBI and Federal Marshals for child pornography related charges. In 2008 he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. Vanguard America (VA) is also a white supremacist group. They oppose multiculturalism and believe that America is an exclusively white nation. Using a right-wing nationalist slogan, Blood and Soil, VA romanticizes the notion that people with “white blood” have a special bond with “American soil.” This philosophy first originated in Germany (as Blut und Boden) and was later popularized by Hitler’s regime. In the same vein, VA uses “For Race and Nation” as a variant slogan. Following this theme, VA maintains that America “is to be a nation exclusively for the White American peoples who out of the barren hills, empty plains, and vast mountains forged the most powerful nation to ever have existed.” Dillon Irizarry, a military veteran from New Mexico, has been leading the group since early 2016. There are small, active VA chapters in Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. The standard uniform for members consists of khaki pants and a white polo. Vanguard America is active online, particularly on Twitter, but is best known for posting white supremacist fliers at universities across the country throughout the 2016-17 school year. They are believed to be involved in the riots in Charlottesville that began August 2017. In addition to distributing racist and anti-Semitic flyers, Vanguard America has directly targeted minority populations with hateful propaganda. #nationalvanguard#kevinstorm#nationalalliance#vanguardamerica#whitesupremacy#bloodandsoil#allwhiteamerica#charlottesville#virginia#khakipants#whitepolo#hitler#dillonirizarry#wakeup#staywoke#wewontforget#notsolongago#nsla#altright
Not so long ago a group of white and black integrationists jumped in the former Monson Motor Lodge swimming pool. It was June 18, 1964. St. Augustine Movement, a town in Florida, is where it took place. During that time lots of peaceful protests and demonstrations across the country were responded to with violence, which lead to more and more complicated protests. On June 11, 1964, Martin Luther King, Jr was arrested for trespassing at the Monson Motor Lodge after being asked to leave from its segregated restaurant. This helped spur on the group to jump into the pool as a strategically planned event to end segregation at motel pools. The pool at this motel was designated “white only”. This swim-in was planned by Dr. King and two associates. The motel manager, James "Jimmy" Brock, in an effort to break up the swim-in, poured a bottle of muriatic acid into the pool, hoping the swimmers would become scared and leave. One swimmer drank some of the pool water to calm the other swimmers’ fears. The protestors were arrested. Photographs of this incident were broadcast around the world and became some of the most famous images of the Movement. On June 30, Florida Governor Farris Bryant announced the formation of a biracial committee to restore interracial communication in Saint Augustine. On July 1 President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. The motel and pool were demolished in March 2003, despite five years of protests, eliminating one of the nation’s important landmarks of the Civil Rights Movement. A Hilton Hotel was built on the site. #monsonmotorlodge#swimmingpool#staugustine#staugustinemovement#florida#martinlutherkingjr#mlk#jamesbrock#muriaticacid#whitesonly#civilrightsact1964#jamesbrock#mamienellford#wewontforget#notsolongago#nsla#lyndonbjohnson