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When the riots ended, 28 Chicago Riot, 1968 Deaths 11 Rioters wounded by police gunfire 48 Wounded policemen 90 Arrests 2,150 Buildings destroyed by fire 162 National Guard troops present 3,000 By the Numbers After King’s assassination, race riots broke out throughout the country. This chart shows how great an effect they had on just one city: Chicago, Illinois. How does the information shown compare to what you have learned from the text? law enforcement and black power leaders still felt tension between them.

By 1975 the 37 movement came to an end. Black Panther Assassinations? Black Panther leaders Mark Clark and Fred Hampton were killed in a 1969 police The Legacy of Black Power The black power raid in Chicago, Illinois. movement came to a Law enforcement claimed close when the different that the Black Panthers took part in a shootout with the police. However, many officials in the black power movement claimed the two groups disagreed on how African Americans should move forward. Still the men had been murdered.

The two groups became hostile toward one another. This weakened the black power movement. 33 E CHAPTER FIV THE MOVEMENT’S END AND LEGACY I n 1956 the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) started the Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO). Its purpose was to weaken groups the FBI thought were too revolutionary. COINTELPRO focused on the black power movement soon after the movement started. vement power mo k c la b e th p re v e n t w a n te d to O R P L E T C O IN in g . fr o m g ro w 35 COINTELPRO’s Effect The Greatest Threat John Edgar Hoover was the COINTELPRO worked to turn black power director of the FBI from 1924 movement members and to 1972.

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