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Civil Rights Era

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Danielle DePree

on 20 April 2010

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Freedom rides The freedom rides were when a group of seven blacks and six whites took two seperate buses down to the south to test the supreme courts ruling in Boynton v. Virginia (declared segregation in interstate bus and rail stations not being followed)

March on Washington The march on washington was an event of demonstration to promote Civil Rights and economic equality for African Americans. The estimated 250,000 walked down Constitution and Independence avenues Freedom Summer The freedom summer was a highly publicized campaign in the Deep South to register blacks to vote during the summer of 1964. It was held in Mississippi because in 1962 they had 6.2 African Americans registered to vote which was the lowest in the country Sit-Ins When blacks sat where whites only were allowed and when they refused to leave, they stayed until someone kicked them out or the place had closed. People Rosa Parks Lyndon Johnson Malcolm X Thurgood Marshall Rosa Parks was a young lady who stood up for her rights and refused to give up her seat on a bus for a white man. She was arrested when the police came. Lyndon Johnson was the person who put the presidential signature to the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Malcolm X a was a leading figure in the 20th-century movement for black liberation in the U.S.. Thrugood Marshall was a courageous civil rights lawyer during the law of the land time of racial segregation. He won 29 out of more than 30 court cases that he brought to the supreme court like ending segregation in schools Organization KKK Black Panthers Nation of Islam SCLC The KKK stands for Ku Klux Klan and is a racial movement that has to do with racial segregation. They were a group of white people who thought they were better than blacks and hated them and tormented them The Black Panthers were a group of african americans who were formed to protect the local communities from police beatings and racism. They would use violence if they had to, to get what they wanted. The Nation of Islam was leaded by Elijah Muhammad. It is a religious organization founded by Wallace D. Fard though of Detroit Michigan to raise the moral, social, and economic standing of non-whites. The SCLC is an organization standing for Southern Christian Leadership Conference and it was formed to end all forms of segregation. Events Brown v. Board of education Little Rock Nine Birmingham Campaign Civil Rights act of 1968 The little rock nine was nine students who tried and did to go to Central High School to get the rights they deserved The Birmingham campaign was focused on one big goal which was the desegregation of Birmingham's downtown merchants and not the total desegregation as in Albany. The civil rights act of 1968 provided equal housing like buying or leasing your house and opportunities regardless of the race, creed, or national origin of people The Brown v. Board of education was a court case that was fought to provide an equal opportunity for an education in public schools and blacks and whites would not be seperated. This court case went through and made it illegal for them to be seperated Strategies
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