Tuesday, October 25, 2011

By Any Means Necessary Part 19

Spring 1960 in Crackling,NC was bustling with great expectations for many of the people of little means,a presidential race was heating up with a promising candidate who was talking about change and hope.
Sen.John Kennedy was making inroads to a population who since the civil war had voted for Republicans ,because it was said Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves of this country.
What many did not know was freeing the slaves was not the first option on Lincoln's plate,the Democrats were beginning to make inroads to people of color and other marginalized folks.Sen. Kennedy was making trips to campaign in places like Blue field,West Virgina in the heart of Appalachia coal country.
There were secret meeting with the leaders of the Civil Rights movement Martin Luther King Sr. father of  MLK Jr. met privately with Sen. Kennedy and his staff to offer support for his campaign and to seek changes for the conditions of his people.
The race between Kennedy and Nixon was a dead heat for  election day November 1960,it all hinged on a curial televised debate between the two candidates.The excitement of the Presidential race didn't escape the attention of the powerful folk of Crackling,there were meetings in the backrooms of the rich to find a way to control or minimize this brazen liberal Senator name Kennedy from up north!
Sampson nervously walked in to the front door of the Crackling Saving and loan on Main Street,he was clean as the board of health,dressed in his Sunday go to Church clothes,he waited his turn to speak with the loan officer Mayor Cropp.


Reggie said...

I'm still reading..........

Anonymous said...

Me too and I see there is another installment, yay!