Second Civil Rights Movement
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The Second Civil Rights Movement was a cultural and political movement in the United States of America, advocating for the equality and liberation of oppressed minorities in the United States, primary African-Americans, whose efforts had proven largely in vain during the First Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. The movement began in the early 1990s, and the popular movement had largely compromised with the government by the mid 2010s, though the more radical cells would continue into the early-mid 2020s, with some operational until the modern day.
Unlike the movement 40 years earlier, violent and insurrectionary action took a much larger place on the stage, with many anti-capitalist, black-led, and queer liberationist militias and paramilitary organizations being formed or growing in strength. Though nonviolent action was still a crucial part of the movement, with moderate groups like Black Lives Matter, Food Not Bombs, and PFLAG playing an important part in the popularization of the movement. However, when speaking about historical influence, the paramilitaries had a much more important role, bending the powerful to their will, when they did not have souls.
Black Panther Party
The Black Panther Party, founded in 1966 and still operational today, is a black-power organization. From the '90s to '10s, the Black Panther Party had chapters in most major cities, including New York, Washington, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The Black Panther Party was a mothership for militias, founding and supporting hundreds of paramilitaries rather than forming its own central forces. A group under the wing of the BPP, famous for its numerous armed skirmishes with the police, was the Pink Panthers, a group reserved for black women and gays.
UCP (United Colored Peoples) International was more than a militia, it was an army, and organized as such. UCP was mainly used as a way for international spectators to participate as frontline fighters, hence the name. The most frequent locations for recruitment were Mexico, Ireland, and Indonesia. The organization was formed in 1997 as a response to the Second Civil Rights Movement, but has since moved on to other nations and events, including resistance against the Dixie Purges of 2062.
The movement's origins can be traced back to the mid 1980's, but the metaphorical fire of the movement was lit in 1993, with the declassification and subsequent release of CIA documents proving their involvement with the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington. Emergence of the queer wing of the movement would begin not long after, after a series of hate-fueled killings in Colfax, Louisiana, in 1995, leaving 9 transgender women dead, with a slap on the wrist by local law enforcement.
In the summer of 1996, what began as a student protest at the University of Alabama over the uncleanliness of colored facilities, turned into a protest against the city's court, after multiple black students were arrested by campus police