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Civil Rights Era

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Kim Adams

on 17 April 2010

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Transcript of Civil Rights Era

Strategies Freedom Rides Freedom Summer March on Washington People Thurgood Marshall Malcolm X Stokely Carmichael Organizations NAACP Nation of Islam SNCC Sit-Ins SCLC Eugene "Bull" Connor Events White Flight Civil Rights Act of 1964 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Civil Rights Act of 1968 White families moved out
of their middle-class
neighborhoods when African Americans began moving in. This
took place during the 1950's and
the 1960's. He was the first African American to be on the Supreme Court. He was also the lawyer for Linda Brown in the case of Brown v. The Board of Education (1954). He was a Public Safety
Commisioner who was known
for his agressive attacks. He
sometimes even used attack
dogs, fire hoses, and a small
tank. He was an activist for Afircan
American rights. He was the
first leader of the SNCC. He
popularized the term "Black
Power." He was a member of the
Nation of Islam, and an African
American Muslim minister. He
was very influential when it came to
African American rights, and has even
been said to have been one of the most
influential people in all of history. Southern Christian
Leadership Confrence.
Dr. Matin Luther King, Jr
was the first president of the
organization. This group played
a huge role in the Civil Rights
Movement. National Association for the
Advancement of Colored
People. This organization was founded
in 1909. Thier goal was to eliminate
racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee. This
organization was very involved
in Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides.
SNCC focused on "Black
Power." This Act made discrimination
in public accomodations
illegal. It also made employment
discrimination illegal. It was signed
by President Lyndon Johnson on July
2, 1964. This act made it illegal to not
allow someone to vote. It was
signed into a law by President
Lyndon Johnson.
This was a religious
organization that began in
Detriot, Michigan. In this group,
they promised that God would
bring a "universal peace." This
organization is still up and
running in the present day. Many African Americans
rode interstate buses in
the South, testing whether
or not the rule of
desegregation would be
followed through. Many violent
actions took place as a result of
the freedom rides. This took place in June of 1964. It
was an attempt to register as many
African Americans to vote as possible
in Mississippi. Before this, there were hardly
any black voters. This was a large political rally
that took place on August 28, 1963.
This was where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
gave his most famous "I Have A Dream"
speech. The theme of this march was for
"jobs and freedom." The participants were
varied, estimating somwhere between
200,000 to over 300,000 marchers. About
80% of the attendees were African American. Protesters sat down in public places
such as restaurants and remained
until they were exvicted (usually by
force) and/or arrested. The SNCC
used this tactic a lot. This act was a follow up to the Civil Rights
Act of 1964. This made it illegal to not sale
or rent housing to people based on race,
religion, and orgin.
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