Time Period >> Turbulent Times 1960 - 1979|
The sixties bring a change in southern society. The Civil Rights Movement unite Blacks and Whites seeking an end to segregation once and for all. Young people across the country join the Peace Movement to protest the United States involvement in Southeast Asia. Women demand equal rights and work for a constitutional amendment. Charlotte's Second Ward neighborhood, also known as "Brooklyn," has been the heart of the city's black community since the late 1800s. Now, Brooklyn falls into a decline. Civic leaders decide to demolish the entire area, rather than spend the money in repairs. This plan, called "urban renewal," completely destroys Brooklyn. Most of the families, businesses, churches and schools must relocate.