Benjamin Mays, an influential theologian and outspoken advocate for racial equality. After graduating inKing entered Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvaniawhere he earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree, won a prestigious fellowship and was elected president of his predominantly white senior class. King then enrolled in a graduate program at Boston Universitycompleting his coursework in and earning a doctorate in systematic theology two years later.
Bill Clinton Boulevard in Pristina in This declaration was the catalyst of a war between Bosnian Serbswho wanted Bosnia to remain in the Yugoslav federation, and Bosnian Muslims and Croats.
The Bosnian Serbs, who were supported by Serbiawere better equipped than the Muslims and the Croats; as a result, they populated and controlled much of the countryside in ways including besieging cities, such as the capital of Sarajevo. This caused widespread suffering, and in response Clinton proposed bombing Serb supply lines and lifting an embargo preventing the shipment of military arms to the former Yugoslavia a policy known as lift and strike.
European nations, however, were opposed to these moves. InClinton opposed an effort by the Republicans in Congress to lift the arms embargo, as it were, because American allies in Western Europe were still resistant to that policy.
But in November, as the Serbs seemed on the verge of defeating the Muslims and Croats in several strongholds, Clinton changed course and called for conciliation with the Serbs. The air campaign, along with a counter-offensive by better-equipped Muslim and Croatian forces, succeeded in pressuring the Bosnian Serbs into participating in negotiations.
In NovemberClinton hosted peace talks between the warring parties in Dayton, Ohio. The parties reached a peace agreement known as the Dayton Agreementleaving Bosnia as a single state made up of two separate entities with a central government.
In the spring ofethnic tension in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia —the state formed from the former Yugoslav republics of Serbia and Montenegro —heightened when the military forces responded in the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija.
More than 90 percent of the residents of Kosovo were Muslim and ethnic Albaniansmany of whom wanted independence from the country. Yugoslav forces were mobilized into province to quell Albanian rebels. Through attempting to impose the Rambouillet AgreementClinton, who strongly supported the Albanians, threatened the Yugoslav administration with military strikes.
The strikes were not limited to military installations and NATO targets included civilian targets such as factories, oil refineries, television stations and various infrastructure. In JuneNATO and Yugoslav military leaders approved an international peace plan for Kosovo, and attacks were suspended after Yugoslav forces withdrew from Kosovo.
Shortly thereafter thousands of Haitians also tried to flee to the United States;  in increased opposition to Aristide supporters would increase these numbers. Relatively few refugees would be allowed legal entry, with most being sent back to Haiti or Guantanamo by the United States Coast Guard.
Clinton had previously criticized former President George H. Bush for doing much the same. Congress was united in opposition to American intervention. The democratic government of Aristride was restored, but only on the condition that it adopt the economic programme of the defeated U.
Clinton was likewise deeply involved in the Middle East peace process to negotiate peace agreements between Israel and the Palestiniansas well as with the governments of Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
Clinton personally arranged for the peace accord to be signed at the White House on September 13, In July Clinton helped coordinate a historic compromise between longtime enemies Israel and Jordan to end their state of war.
The and peace agreements between Israel and Palestine, however, did not end the conflict in the Middle East. The two leaders signed yet another agreement, known as the Wye River Memorandumwhich called for Israel to transfer more territory in the West Bank to the Palestinians.
In return, the Palestinians agreed to take steps to curb terrorism. They also agreed to a timetable to negotiate a final resolution of the Palestinian fight for an independent state.
After an abrupt outbreak of violence sparked by the agreement,  however, Netanyahu refused to cede any more West Bank territory and placed new demands upon Palestine. His ceding of territory had shaken his own coalition, though, and together with other factors, this contributed to the downfall of the Netanyahu government in Israel.
Clinton continued to work passionately  on negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Clinton replied, "The hell I am. Bush while he was visiting Kuwait in April of that year to commemorate a coalition victory over Iraq in the Gulf War. Sixteen hit the target, while three struck a residential area, killing nine civilians and wounding 12 others.
Four missiles were unaccounted for. This allowed better face-to-face coordination with tactical air control parties TACP assets further forward deployed at Camp DohaKuwait and points north.
Iraq would later withdraw troops near the Kuwaiti border in response to a massive U. This served to increase U. Together we must also confront the new hazards of chemical and biological weaponsand the outlaw states, terrorists and organized criminals seeking to acquire them.
Now, Saddam Hussein wants to stop them from completing their mission. I know I speak for everyone in this chamber, Republicans and Democrats, when I say to Saddam Hussein, "You cannot defy the will of the world", and when I say to him, "You have used weapons of mass destruction before; we are determined to deny you the capacity to use them again.Berlin, Ira, and Leslie S.
Rowland, eds. Families and Freedom: A Documentary History of African-American Kinship in the Civil War Era. New York: The New Press, As a senator from Mississippi in the pre-Civil War period and the secretary of war for Democrat Franklin Pierce between and , Jefferson Davis was one of the influential politicians of his time.
Nov 09, · Watch video · Martin Luther King, Jr. was a social activist and Baptist minister who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mids until his assassination in King sought.
Yet, the state of the nation in was ideal for the new associate justice, a man who had spent 34 years of his life fighting for the civil rights of black Americans and the poor primarily but whose legal victories ultimately advanced the rights of all Americans.
Clinton's involvement in the Civil War was well documented. The Clinton Light Guard, a forerunner of today's National Guard unit, was organized in with fifty local men. In , interest rekindled in anticipation of the slavery issue coming to a head.
This is nowhere more true than within the African American community, in which a combination of Bill Clinton’s high-profile black political appointments, his obvious comfort in the presence of.