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1963 A Year of Turmoil

The 1963 newsletters of the Catholic Interracial Council of the Twin Cities (CICTC) are filled with anxiety and frustration, but also hope for the future. National events included the voice of Martin Luther King Jr., the escalation in protests against segregation, the Birmingham bombings and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Each event had an impact on the CICTC.

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Think about...

Due to today's expanded media outlets, national and global events have a far greater impact.

  • Which of the events noted above do you think had the greatest impact on the CICTC?
  • Think of a recent national or global event. How has it impacted you as an individual or an organization you belong to?