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Civil Rights Movement

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Patric Boualavong

on 20 April 2010

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People Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks Stokely Carmichael Lyndon Johnson Events White Flight Civil Rights act of 1968 Brown V. Board of Education Little Rock Nine Strategies Freedom Rides Montgomery Bus Boycott Sit-Ins Freedom Summer Organizations KKK NAACP Black Panthers SCLC Sit-Ins during the Civil Rights Movement was when some african- american students would sit in white spots and then wait to be served some african- american who did that some were beat by whites. Freedom Rides were when people rode buses to the southern states where discrimination and segregation was. The people who rode to try to end segregation got beat but did not stop them. They would be determined to ride through all of the souther states and show that violence would not stop these people who rode to end discrimination and segregation. The Montgomery bus boycott had over 42,000 african- american that began a year of boycott to get the rights to sit where ever and after 381 days they won their rights to desegregate seating on public buses. The Little Rock Nine were the first african- american to enter Little Rock High School and the nine students were Ernest Green, Elizabeth Eckford, Jefferson Thomas, Dr. Terrence Roberts, Carlotta Walls Lanier, Gloria Ray Karlmark, Thelma Mothershed- Wair, Melba Pattillo Beals,and Minnijean Brown Trickey. Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white man and then was arrested became known as "Mother of the Civil Rights Movment." Rosa Parks inspired more people to join the Civil Rights Movement and was mentioned as a hero from Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. who was the youngest man to get a Noble Peace Prize was a Civil Rights leader. King led a nonviolent protest march, sit-ins and he led a black bus boycott and was then arrested and while arrested he inspired many more people and was gaining national reputation and became one famous Civil Rights leader and his famous speech of "I have a dream" inspired more people to join the Civil Rights movment. Stokely Carmichael was a memeber of the Freedom Riders black and white volunteers were beat by white mobs and after an inccident happened of the death of James Meredith other campaigners including Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King, and Floyd McKissick decided to continue marching in Meredith's name. Later on Carmichael was arrested for the 27th time and when he was released he made his famous Black Power speech. Lyndon Johnson was known as an important to the Civil Rights Movment. He signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that changed America. The bill opened restaurants, hotels, swimming pools etc to all american of all color or race, religion, etc. It also ended legal discrimination in employment and became one of the Civil Rights Movment hero. In the summer of 1964 it was known as Freedom Summer where thousands of civil rights people came to Mississippi to try to end the long-period political disenfranchisement of African- Americans in the region. It marked the climax of intensive voting registration that started in 1961. But in that summer Freedom Summer activist were threatened and harassment through out the campaign and 37 churches, 30 black homes and buisnesses were bombed or burned down that summer. Later led to the 1965 Voting Act. Borwn V. Board of Education was the decision to remove segregated schools to allow blacks and whites to attend. Same as the Plessy v. Ferguson. The Civil Rights act of 1968 was to allow blacks to have the same equal rights over houses as whites no matter what race, religion, or color. An African-American organization organized by Bobby Seale and
Huey Newton that was organized to protect the communities
from police brutality and racism. The KKK was an organization that tried to stop blacks from getting their rights by trying to put fear into the people and also they bombed and burned houses and killed many african-american to try to stop the civil rights movment. The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
was an organization that tried to fight segregation and discrimination to give all blacks their rights. The SCLC ( Southern Christian Leadership Conference) was an organization led by Martin Luther King Jr. that led non- violent acts or marches. White Flight was the movement of whites to
desegregation in southern part of to bring race together
and was the part of the Brown V. Board of Education.
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