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Civil Rights Project

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Brittany Dekorte

on 17 April 2010

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~ Civil Rights ~ an era of change and conflict By Brittany Dekorte Events Brown V. Board of Education in 1954 many southerns states had mandated segrigation in public schools. This case was spurred by Linda Brown, a young girl who wanted to go to a n all-white school near her home but was denied entry. this case made "sprate but equal" illegal. Montgomery Bus Boycott On December 1, 1955 a woman named Rosa Parks was arrested for not givein up her seat on a bus to a white man. This started the boycotting of public trasportaition in Montgomery, Alabama. Civil Rights activist and the local black comunity went for over a year without useing busses, until the local governtment changed the law to allow blacks to sit in the front and keep their seats. Civil Rights Act of 1964 After the assasonation of President John F Kennedy, the role of presidancy was assumed by Vice President Lyndon B Johnson. He was southern, but suprised everyone by putting his support behind the Civil Rights movment. He used political speaking and skills to pass a bill that banned segrigation in public accomidations and allowed the government to intigrate public schools. This was known as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Civil Rights act of 1968 better known as the "Fair Houseing Act" , President Lyndon B Johnson signed this into power on April 11, 1968. This act banned the refusal of selling/renting property to any person based on sex, religion or race. this was a much-needed step in the way of Civil Rights Organizations KKK the Klu Klux Klan, or KKK, is a white supremacy group, with Exstreamist Prodistant and Right Wing veiws. This group was very much AGAINST Civil Rights, for they believed that only white christians should hold power. they lynched, bombed, and used other violance to try to hinder the movement. NAACP stands for the National Assosiation for the Advancement of Colored People. Being founded in 1909 it is one of the oldest and most well-known Civil Rights groups. their matto is: "To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination." Organizations SCLC The Southern Christain Leaders Confrance, of SCLC, was founded in 1957 by Dr. Martain Luther King, jr . It's long-term goal was to end all segrigation and racism in the county, useing non-vilonent tactics. Nation of Islam founded in Detroit, Michigan by Wallace D Fard Muhammad, this is a religous organization deticated to helping the African American community spiritually, mentally, socially, and economically. hi Sratigies Freedom Rides In 1961 a group of people, black and white, men and women, set out on a busride through the south. there were 6 whites and 7 blacks, and they called themselves the Freedom Riders. their ride was a protest against bus segrigatoin, and segrigation in general. March on Washington More than 200,000 demonstrators, young old black white hispanic men women christian muslim atheist, marched on Washington DC and held an event in front of the lincoln memorial on August 28, 1963. They sand "We Shall Overcome", and cheered as Martain Luther King, jr gave his famous speech, "I Have a Dream". This ralley helped to encurage the pass of legislation in the house and senate for jobs, civil liberties, and freedom. :P Sit Ins Sit Ins were very comman way on non-violent protest durring the Civil Rights movement. it was the act of sitting in a public place that refused service until service was given. Many people who attended sit ins were beaten, arrested, and yelled at. Civil Disobediance The act of refuseing to fallow certain laws and legistaltion passed by the government in a non-violent way. Martian Luther King, jr adapted this principal from Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a man famous for useing this tactic to free India of colonial rule. People Martian Luther King jr Born it 1929, Martian was the son of a Pastor. He was charismatic and a natural leader, and beilived in the Civil Rights cause deeply. He dilivered many speaches, one of the most famous bein the "I Have A Dream" speach in Washington, DC. he was assasinated in 1968 for his work twords the cause. Malcom X born in 1925 as Malcom Little, X was an African-American Muslim minister. He supported and encuraged black pride and nationalism. he was a very charismatic and moveing public speaker. He was assasinated in Manhattan in Febuary of 1965. Thurgood Marshall He was a member of the NAACP legal team, a graduite of Howard University, and from 1965-1991 was a Justice on the Supream Court. He won the Brown V. Board of Edutacion case, among many other great legal battles against segrigation. Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was a young, African-American seemstriss in 1955. She was arrested on December 1st of 1955 for not giveing her bus seat to a white man. This started the Moungumery Bus Boycott, and was very influential in Civil RIghts. She was the first woman ever to be laid to honnor in the Capitol in Washington DC
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