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Civil rights

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  • 1. The Civil Rights Movement 1950s & 1960s
  • 2. What Civil Rights advances happened under Eisenhower?
  • 3. What Civil Rights advances happened under Eisenhower?
    • Montgomery bus boycott
    • Civil rights act of 1957
    • Brown vs. Topeka overturns Plessy vs. Ferguson (1896)
    • Arkansas resists desegregation, Ike sends in troops
  • 4. What role did Kennedy play in the Civil Rights movement?
  • 5. What role did Kennedy play in the Civil Rights movement?
    • JFK wanted to concentrate on foreign affairs not civil rights
    • Year of election coincided with sit in movement
  • 6.
    • Summer of 61 “freedom rides” to test desegregation of buses
    • James Meredith registers at U of Miss in 1962, ends up being escorted by Fed. Troops
    • April 1963, King arrested, protesters beaten in Alabama, TV crews catch it all
  • 7. “ I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal .” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 8.
    • August 1963, march on Washington, Martin Luther King’s dream speech
    • June 1963, new Civil Rights Bill intended to end discrimination by Federal Law, blocked by Congress
  • 9. What groups were “spin offs” of the African American Civil Rights movement?
  • 10.
    • Modern Feminist Movement
    • Goals included…
    • equal pay for equal work
    • full job opportunities
    • ERA
    • Question dominance of men in society

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