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Civil rights

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

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