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50s Civil Rights
Transcript of 50s Civil Rights
he was not even allowed to stay in the hotel he performed in. Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther was Born January 15, 1929
and died on April 4, 1968 after being shot. Marin Luther Played a very important roll in ending the Legal Segregation of African American citizens in the south. SCLC
Southern Christian Leadership Conference Became president on April 12, 1945
1964 He established a Civil Rights committee
1947 his administration published "To Secure These Rights"
1948 end discrimination in general employment
1950 Plessy v Ferguson Presidential Standing Dwight D. Eisenhower Harry S. Truman Eisenhower became president January 20, 1953.
He helped in the Brown v. Board of Education case.
He took great care in who he appointed as federal judges in the southern districts. Separate but Equal On December 1st 1955 Rosa Parks was arrested on a bus in Montgomery because she refused to give her seat up to a white man. African Americans were not allowed to eat at the same restaurants, drink at the same fountains or use the same bathrooms as whites so they had their own, along with theaters and Schools. Discipline and Eye Contact Emmett Till Brown v. Board of Education Little Rock High School Nine students try to enter Little Rock High but are declined. Brown v. Board started in 1951 in Topeka Kansas with an eight year old Lynda Brown who wanted to not have to travel so far to school when there was a school with in walking distance of her home. In the Brown v. Board of Education "Separate but Equal" is said to be unconstitutional. It is considered a violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. This ruling paved the way for integration and the civil rights movement. "Separate but Equal"
Where different races got the same thing just in different places never together Rosa Parks Started December 1, 1955 and lasted 13 months. This protest meant African Americans walk or go a ride from other African Americans. In the late 1940s and the early 1950s jobs for African Americans really were low end and low salary. Duke Ellington Shopping and Entertainment NAACP
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People By: Courtney Kiefer & Rylee Clark Lynching Women's Rights Women's Rights Other Minorities Medal of Honor awarded to Baldomero Lopez
McCarran Walter Act, Refugee Relief Act
Dahlip Singh Saund became first Asian American in Congress 1950 - 1952 The rights of citizen to political
and social freedom,
as well as equality. What are Civil Rights? Political
Social The 1950s were a turning point in the Civil Rights movement.
Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Women, and the Disabled were among those who fought. 1953-1955 1956 - 1959 Not only African Americans Termination Act for Native Americans
Hispanic Civil Rights Movement
Chinese Chamber of Commerce 1948 - Harry S. Truman signs Women's Armed Services Integration Act Women's Politics In 1952, voting as women felt significant for the first time. 6% Higher Vote than men Popular magazine posts article, "Where Men go wrong about Women," about the political phenomenon of female voters. Americans with Disabilities Sports: Wheel Chair Basketball In the early 1950s, many vets came home in need of wheel chairs and a new hobby.
The result was wheelchair basketball. World War II Vets
Disabled American Vets Organization National Easter Seal Society reaches a National Level with Presidential Recognition Women in the Economy Influential Females Ethel Payne
Journalist Maria Goeppert Mayer
Nobel Prize Winner Margaret Chase Smith
Senator Rosie the Riveter: Patriotic and Underpaid
Wage gap still legal
Gender categorized jobs
59–64 cents for every dollar 65% of Women Housekeeping
Raising a family Doris Day Social Standards for Women Racial Minorities Native American land sold by Government
The Civil Rights Act of 1957
League of United Latin American Citizens
Pardon of Undocumented Chinese