Militant Resistance and the Harlem Riots. 1986. 32min. (captioned)
In this lecture from James Farmer’s The Civil Rights Movement In The 20th Century class, Farmer discusses the nonviolence philosophy in the dominant Civil Rights Movement (0:00), more militant organizations (00:58), the distinction between nonviolence and pacifism (3:00), one case of the successful use of self-defensive violence (3:40), and notable detractors from the philosophy of nonviolence (7:05). He then discusses the nonviolent Civil Rights Movement’s lack of attention to the lower classes (8:00). He connects class to the rise of rioting in inner cities in the mid-sixties (12:43) and goes on to describe his personal experience in witnessing the 1965 Harlem riot (14:37).
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
University of Mary Washington
[Transcript] link: crmvet.org/comm/farmer/militant_resistance_harlem_riots.pdf
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