Don't Tread on Me

Don't Tread on Me (HM1DWW)

Location: Birmingham, AL 35203 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 30.989', W 86° 48.856'

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Leaders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) learned they could apply economic pressure to White businesses with more effective results than moral persuasion alone. Therefore, the central strategy of the Birmingham Campaign targeted the City's retail base. "Project C" (the "C" stood for "confrontation") started with sit-ins at Birmingham lunch counters and continued with marches, pickets and boycotts of Birmingham retail stores. Movement leaders used these non-violent direct actions to disrupt White businesses and hurt their profit margins. The SCLC's goal was to create an economic crisis, forcing Whites to negotiate with Blacks who demanded equal rights and an end to segregation.
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 5:59am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517248 N 3708562
Decimal Degrees33.51648333, -86.81426667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 30.989', W 86° 48.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 30' 59.34" N, 86° 48' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)205
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 551-599 16th St N, Birmingham AL 35203, US
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