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Civli Rights

Brittney's basic descripiton of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Brittney Brooks

on 20 April 2010

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People Ghandi Ghandi first inspired MLK with nonviolent movements in India to get rid of British rule. Martin Luther King Martin Luther King was a leader for the Civil Rights movement, inspired by Ghandi. Rosa Parks She refused to give up her seat to a white man and was arrested. this began the bus boycott. Malcom X Malcolm was a militant leader who wanted to respond in kind to the attacks on Civil Rights activists. Eugene " Bull" Connor "Bull" Connor was a white who wanted to keep segregation, believing that whites had their place and blacks had thiers. Organizations Black Panthers The Black Panthers was an organization founded by Malcolm X. Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan or KKK was created long before the Civil War, but decided to inspire fear into activists to keep them from wanting equal rights. NAACP The NAACP was formed to fight for more equal rights for African Americans using nonviolent methods. Strategies Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus boycott all started when rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man. Enraged, African Americans boycott the buses for longer than a year before the governor of Montgomery decided to desegregate buses. Freedom Rides Freedom Rides were inspired by the Montgomery bus Boycott, but had a twist. College students would travel around, spreading the word about Civil Rights all over the south. Sit-ins Sit-ins were when african American college students would sit at the bar of a diner and just sit there while people insulted and beat them for being there. Night Marches Night marches were when activists would walk at night, but were many times ambushed by state or police forces that would beat anyone walking with the activists. March on Washington Many African Americans marched to Washinton to protest for their civil rights. They demanded that it be acknowledged that they had rights like any white man. SCLC This organization, known as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was formed by Dr King. It was formed after the Montgomery Bus Boycott. SNCC The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee was founded by college activists who wanted to make a difference. they coordinated thingslike sit-ins. Events Brown v. board of Education Brown v. Board of Education desegregated schools. this allowed Linda Brown to attend an all-white school. Little Rock Nine The Little Rock Nine were 9 African American students who decided to transfer to an all-white school. The governer had troops keep them out of the school until the gov't sent in soldiers to protect them and help them get into the school. White Flight This occurred when many of the minorities moved into suburbs and whites moved out. This happened everywhere, long before Linda Brown, even in desegregated places that were nonracial for awhile. Civil Rights Act of 1968 Also known as the Fair housing Act, this prohibited segregation in housings. It did not have federal enforcement Civil Rights Act of 1964 This act outlawed unequal voters application. It had outstanding effects everywherer, even invalidating Jim Crow laws.
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