Civil Rights Megan,Annalise,Kristina

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Civil Rights Megan,Annalise,Kristina

  1. 1. By Megan McCrohan<br />Annalise Jacobs<br />Kristina Denniston<br />The Struggle forEqual Rights<br />
  2. 2. Were African-Americans able to improve their situation as citizens in terms of gaining equal civil rights and opportunities in the United States?<br />
  3. 3. Before the Movement<br /><ul><li>Segregation was prominent
  4. 4. Tension between races was high
  5. 5. Racial discrimination was common
  6. 6. The blacks and whites were not equal</li></li></ul><li>Events Leading up Equal Rights<br />
  7. 7. BROWN VS. BOARD OF EDUCATION TOPEKA<br /><ul><li> May 17, 1954
  8. 8. A young girl was deigned entry into a school.
  9. 9. Separate but equal was ruled unjust.
  10. 10. Every child was allowed into every school.
  11. 11. Much controversy occurred.
  12. 12. The ruling of Brown Vs. Board is still in effect today.
  13. 13. Many still face discrimination at schools today, even after board.</li></li></ul><li>MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT<br />December 1, 1955 – December 20, 1956<br />Rosa Parks Crisis started the movement<br />Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional and ended the boycott<br />
  14. 14. SIT-INS<br /><ul><li>Organized by CORE and SNCC
  15. 15. Blacks sat at white lunch counters in protest
  16. 16. 1942 in Chicago
  17. 17. Blacks let the whites do anything to them and stuck with their non- violent strategy
  18. 18. One of the many protests to help achieve equal rights</li></li></ul><li>FREEDOM RIDES<br />Organized by CORE and SNCC<br />Tested the Boynton Vs. Virginia case<br />The first one set out from Washington DC and traveled to New Orleans<br />One was bombed in Alabama<br />
  19. 19. MLK’s “I Have a Dream” Speech During the March on Washington DC<br /><ul><li>300,000 protesters and 200,000 police participants
  20. 20. The speech inspired many to keep fighting for an equal America
  21. 21. He said that he had a dream of what America could one day be like.</li></li></ul><li>ACHIEVEMENTS<br />Civil Rights of 1964<br />Voting Rights Act of 1965<br />Civil Rights Act of 1968<br />
  22. 22. After the Movement<br />Tension between races was still high<br />The African-Americans gained voting rights and many more equal rights<br />More whites understood the African-American’s position<br />Racial discrimination was still common but more rights were more equal<br />
  23. 23. Yes, African-Americans did gain more rights and equality throughout the Civil Rights Movement. However, they are still struggling today to be treated as equals.<br />
  24. 24. Sources<br /><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Bus_Boycott
  25. 25. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_on_Washington_for_Jobs_and_Freedom
  26. 26. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_rides#Mob_violence_in_Anniston_and_Birmingham
  27. 27. http://www.google.com/imghp
  28. 28. The American Reconstruction to the 21st Century textbook</li>

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