|Ann Arbor's Tale
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basic concept of neighbors watching out for one
another is the theme that carries across the world...the difference is
how do we carry it out." ElAyoubi, November 14, 2007.
to audio file of oral history, Adele
ElAyoubi, Crime Prevention Specialist and Crime Analyst, City of Ann
Department and recent (2002-2003) Past President, International Society
of Crime Prevention Practitioners.
- Google Earth: load the linked .kmz files into Google
- Use maps
and aerials to track crime patterns over space and time.
- Digitized police
districts coupled with the kmz file above permit regional analysis
of crime patterns over time, as do overlays of neighborhood association
- Actors associated with
rules on the landmark case Brown v. Board
of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
refuses to give up her seat on a
bus to a white passenger. Reverend Martin Luther
King, Jr., is instrumental in leading the responsive bus boycott.
1957--Martin Luther King, Charles K. Steele,
and Fred L.
establish the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. King becomes
its first president.
Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
(SNCC) is founded at Shaw University. The SNCC grows into a more
radical organization (Stokely
riders" test new laws regarding interstate travel are attacked by
angry mobs along the way.
Meredith is the first black student to enroll at the University of
Mississippi. President Kennedy sends 5,000 federal troops to
quell the ensuing violence..
1963--200,000 people join the March on
Washington Martin Luther King delivers
"I Have a
Dream" speech. Listen
to archived material and read
1964--The 24th Amendment abolishes the poll tax that makes it
difficult for poor blacks to vote. Democratic
Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act
black nationalist and founder of the Organization of Afro-American
Unity, shot to death. Watts race riots. President
issues affirmative action order.
founded by Huey Newton
and Bobby Seale.
race riots take place in
(July 23 to July 30). Major
race riots in Newark (July
1968--Martin Luther King, at age 39, is shot. President
Johnson signs the Civil
Rights Act of 1968, prohibiting discrimination in the sale, rental,
and financing of housing.
Court, in Swann
v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education, upholds busing
as a means for integration
of public schools.
veto, Congress passes the Civil Rights Restoration Act.
1991--After two years of
vetoes, and threatened vetoes, President Bush
reverses himself and signs the Civil Rights Act of 1991.
1992--The first race riots in decades erupt in south-central Los
after a jury acquits four white police officers for the videotaped
beating of African American Rodney King.
2001--World Trade Center and other
case, the Supreme Court upholds the University of
School's policy, ruling that race can be one of many factors considered
2005--Rosa Parks dies at age 92.
2006--Coretta Scott King
a stroke at age 78.
2007--Emmett Till's 1955 murder case, reopened by the
Department of Justice
in 2004, is officially closed. Other cases are also closed as
perpetrators are ill or dead.
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