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The Watsons Go to Birmingham Background Knowledge

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Rebecca Kissel

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of The Watsons Go to Birmingham Background Knowledge

1963 President of the United States
John F. Kennedy The Watsons Go to Birmingham Fiction: Jump Start Complete the "KNOW" and "WANT TO LEARN" sections of your chart with what you know and what you want to learn about the Civil Rights Movement. 1963 Racial Segregation: 16th Street Baptist
Church Bombing The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, was used as a meeting-place for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement: the social movement in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against black Americans. Pre-reading The Watsons Go to Birmingham Historical Fiction: a type of narrative or informational text that
contains information that is not true. a piece of fiction focused on a
specific time period or era. Detroit-born Jackie Wilson Pop Culture Sensation The Beatles the separation of humans into racial groups in daily life Jim Crow Laws: a set of laws in the Southern United States from 1876 to 1965. These laws legalized racial segregation in public facilities, known as “separate but equal.” 1963 Flint, MI, and Birmingham, AL Setting: On September 15, 1963, the Ku Klux Klan planted a bomb in the church during Sunday services. Four girls, ages 11-14, were killed in the explosion. The Civil Rights Movement was characterized by nonviolent protests and civil disobedience. Key leaders in the
Civil Rights Movement: Martin Luther King, Jr. Rosa Parks Thurgood Marshall Baptist Minister and Civil Rights Activist Civil Rights Activist who refused to give up her bus seat to a white man Civil Rights lawyer most famous for Brown v. Board of Education How has the Civil Rights Movement impacted us? All Americans can vote,
regardless of race. Barack Obama is President of The United States. You can GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE! MLK's Dream The March on Washington was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans.

It was also the occasion of Martin Luther King's most famous speech.
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