Born in 1943 in Baton Rouge, La., Al-Amin attended Southern University from 1960-1964. His experiences growing up in segregated Louisiana served to fuel his passion to fight injustice and in 1965, he became an organizer for the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee in Alabama. He later became its chairperson.
Throughout the colonized countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, national liberation movements were fighting to free themselves from economic and political domination by the U.S. and European powers.
During that period of time, the U.S. was actively involved in suppressing popular struggles for independence and freedom through military intervention and assassination. From Guatemala to Iran to the Congo, U.S. foreign policy was set to preserve the control of the rich few. The Vietnam War with its…
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