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Fighting for Our
Transcript of Fighting for Our
The Fight For Freedom
Civil Rights Movements:
Activites: Think about all the people who fought for you. When you see someone being treated unfairly because of there race or gender stand up because if thata happen to you, would you want them to do that to?
BY: Daijia Cummings
Equality: The state of being equal; espically in status, rights, and opportunties.
The Civil Rights Act of 1948 was a big impact on everybodys life today. Civil rights gave us our natural rights that we should have had already. It took a while for all U.S citizens inclding woman to have all the rights that they wanted. In 1948 President Truman signed a Executive Order stating that ¨That there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services withour regard to race, color, religion or national origin.¨ There were multiple cases disregarding the equality of African American men and woman ( even though woman did not have that much of rights anyway). Cases like Brown vs. Board Of Education Of Topeka, Swann vs. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board Of Education and Shelby County vs. Holder. Multiple people fought for our civil rights like Rosa Parks she decided that she would not give away her seat to a white person just because the bus driver wanted her to. Little things like that made a big impact because citizens thought why can´t we have the right to have a seat on a bus. They didn´t just sit around, they fought for what they believed in. One of the biggest influences for our civil rights would be Martin Luther King Jr. he led a march to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C, and presented the I have a dream speech. That speech was heard by about 200,000 people. Segergation ended around 1964.
Woman Suffrage was a big deal. Woman all around the world fought for there rights. They started with the right to vote because they figured if I can vote then that can lead up to othere things like being a politician, working and actually being included in conversations with men. Before the the 19th amendment was passed woman weren´t allowed to vote, have jobs, divorce your husban or even have a conversation about politics. If you were heard having a conversation you would be considered weird and unlady like. The first womans right covention was held in Senca Falls, New York in 1848, After 2 days of cnversation 68 woman and 32 men signed the Declaration of Sentiments which basically states the agenda for womans rights movements. Susan B Anthony was arrested for voting for Ulysses S. Grant for president in 1872. Alice Paul and her colleagues were arrested for picketing they were incarcerated at the Occooquan Workhouse in Virgina, while she was in prision she started a hunger strike. The officers had to tube feed them because they would not eat enything. On August 26th 1920 they granted the 19th amendment to the Constitution which granted womant the right to vote.
These movemnets are very similar because:
They were both fighting for there freedoms.
They wanted equality for themselves.
The men and woman fighting wanted a better world for the next generation.
They wanted to fit in, and actually have a civilized conversation without caous and people looking at them like they were crazy.
They were both discriminated against.
Woman Suffrage and Civil rights movement were both affceted from the Jim Crow laws. The Jim Crow laws stated that public facilities for blavks and white could be seperate but equal. When they made these laws it didn´t just affect the african americans, it affected the woman who wanted to be involved with politics and voting.
Fighting for Our
How Are Woman Suffrage And The Civil Rights Movement Alike And Different ?
These movemnt are differnt because:
The civil rights movement was meant to give african americans there freedoms and rights back.
The Woman Suffrage Movement was meant to give woman there rights like voting and having jobs.
The woman mostly got woman together to help and started The American Woman Suffrage Association.
THe Civil Rights Movement were mostly made up of black and people, but they also had white peole who weren´t scared to fight for black people.
These movements are different because they had different visions of what they wanted to happen. They chose differnt methods to get what they wanted. for the Civil Rights Movement they had sit-in´s, for the Woman Suffrage Movement they Chained themselves to the Wite House fence and started a hunger strike in prision.
Timeline about Woman Suffrage
1848- The first womans rights convention held in Senca Falls, New York.
1850- The first national womans rights convention takes place in Worcestor, Mass. and attracts more than 1,000 participants.
1868-The ratification of the 14th amendment which declares " All persons born or naturlized in the United States, may not be denied the right to vote to any of the male inhabitants of such states, being 21 years old.
1869-Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Staton form the national woman suffrage association.
1872- Susan B Anthony is arrested for voting for Ulysses S Grant in the presidential election.
1893-Colorado is the first state to adopt an amendment granting woman to vote.
1916-Alice Paul and her colleagues form the National Woman's Party and began introducing some of the methods used by suffrage in Britian, like demonstrations, parades, mass meetings, and picketings.
1917- In July picketers were arrested on the charges of obstructing traffic, including Paul. She and others were convicted and incarcerated at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia. While imprisioned, Alice Paul began a hunger strike.
1919-The federal woman suffrage amendment, originally written by Susan B Anthony and introduced in Congress in 18178, is passed by the House Of Representives and the Senate. It is then sent to the states for ratification.
August 26,1920-The 19th Amendement, granting woman the right to vot is passed and signed into law.
1955- NACCP member Rosa Parks refuses to give up her spot in the front of the colored secetion to a white person, in response to her arrest the the black community started the buses boycott.
1957-Little Rock Ark. which was formally known as a all white school, intergrates blacks and whites. The white communtiy didn't respond lightly to this they refused to send there children to the school and sent threating notes, lettere to the 9 black students.
1963- Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested during a anti- segergation protest in Birmingham, Ala.
1963- About 200,000 people join a march to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C, to listen to Martin Lurther King Jr. state his "His I Have A Dream Speech".
In Selma Ala. blacks begin a march to Montgomery in suppport of voting rights, but are eventually stopped at the Pettus Bridge by a police blockage. A lot of marchers where hospitalized after the police used tear gas, whips and clubs against them.
Civil Rights Movement Timeline