Freedom Of Speech: Missouri Knights Of The Ku Klux Klan V. Kansas City

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“ (Alderman, and Kennedy 25-36)
The city tried to have the suit dismissed, saying that they were not deprived of their freedom. They could still send their message through radio, calling, leaflets, and rallies. (Alderman, and Kennedy 25-36)
The Klan won their case and for settlement, the show was reinstated, and that their freedom of speech rights were protected. Their first show was broadcasted April 3, 1990. (Alderman, and Kennedy 25-36)
About a year later Reverend Cleaver became mayor and cancelled the show. (Alderman, and Kennedy 25-36)
August of 1969, Abe Bloom and Arthur Waskow were spending a lot of their time planning a demonstration against the Vietnam War scheduled for November 15 in Washington D.C. Bloom was the treasurer for New Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam (New Mobe.) Waskow was a member of New Mobe Steering Committee. (Alderman, and Kennedy 71-88)
New Mobe’s biggest challenge was to get the local black community involved in the cause. At the time blacks were struggling to achieve decent housing and job opportunities. They blacks believed that the white community was more concerned with what was going on over seas instead of what was happening at home. There was a clear difference in priorities. (Alderman, and Kennedy 71-88)
The New Mobe was able to recruit local black leaders such as Eaton and Julius Hobson. Hobson was one of the most prominent black leaders to oppose the Vietnam War. Along with Mrs. King, he was scheduled to speak at the New Mobe demonstration. (Alderman, and Kennedy 71-88)
The New Mobe was excited to have the Black United Front (BUF) participate. Some members of the BUF, including Douglas Moore,believed that Washington, D.C., a city with View More »

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