Exactly AW. Some people ramble because they take things written in books, by others as facts and go with them. They didn't live through those times and actually know little about them. I saw several things that factored into the Civil rights movement at that time. Humpaburn mentioned agressiveness on both sides in the beginning and that is true. This was also a time of great unrest as you well know. Fidel Castro raising hell in Cuba, Russia shipping arms to Cuba, Russian Submarines 15 miles off the coast of Florida and so on. Nothing would Russia and Castro would have liked any better was to have seen a Civil war between Blacks and Whites in the United States. I didn't read any of this out of a book. As you I was here.<quoted text>
The contents of your post and the next one that follows implies that it has EVERYTHING to do with race and/or religion.
I have also seen the disgraceful things too. I have eaten at lunch counters that had up signs, "whites only", seen the same signs on restroom doors, ridden a Greyhound bus that the sign in front of the bus said, "coloreds to the back of the bus". I'm glad I don't have to see these signs anymore.