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  • The Civil Rights Movement Part I: 1954-1964
  • Problems
    • lynching, violence
    • Jim Crow laws (segregation)
    • -Plessy vs. Fergusson, 1896
    • voting rights/poll tax
    • poverty
    • racism/KKK
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  • Major Turning Points
      • Desegregation of armed forces, 1948
      • Brown vs. Board of Education , 1954
        • NAACP
        • Thurgood Marshall
      • Emmett Till, 1955
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1956
    • NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)- 1909
    • Rosa Parks, 1955
    • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Central High School, 1957
    • Little Rock, Arkansas
    • Governor (Orval Faubus) used National Guard to keep students out
    • President Eisenhower called in army
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  • SNCC
    • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
    • Sit-ins
  • Freedom Rides, 1961
    • Lead by CORE
    • Wanted to provoke violent reaction
    • Banned segregation in interstate travel facilities
  • Birmingham, 1963
    • Children’s March
  • John F. Kennedy, 1963
    • civil rights is a “moral issue”
  • Medgar Evers, 1963
    • NAACP field worker
    • Head of activities in Jackson, Mississippi
    • Murdered in front of his house
  • March on Washington, 1963
    • “ I Have a Dream”
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  • Kennedy Assassination, 1963
    • Lyndon B. Johnson
  • 16 th St. Baptist Church
    • Birmingham, Alabama
    • Sunday, September 15, 1963
    • 4 girls killed
    • Contributed to the support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964