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Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio
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  • 1. CIVIL RIGHTS Grant Groshek Sergio Reyes Tess Breuch Daniella Raz
  • 2. Plessey vs. Ferguson
    • A good start for gaining civil rights
    • Court case in 1896
    • “ Separate but Equal”
  • 3. NAACP Founded
    • Founded in 1909
    • Influenced by Charles Houston Hamilton and W.E.B. Du Bois
    • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    • Pushed for the civil rights movement
    MLK Jr., Thurgood M., Charles Houston H., W.E.B D., Ben J.
  • 4. Thurgood Marshall
    • African- American NAACP Lawyer
    • Attacked the segregation platform
    • Became the first black Supreme Court justice
    • Defended the “Brown v. Board of Education” court case
  • 5. Brown v. Topeka Board of Education
    • Linda Brown is refused acceptance into a school that is supposedly “all-white”
    • Case goes as far as the supreme court where Thurgood Marshall defends her
    • The case turns out in a victory for Brown
    • Monumental moment in history, desegregation in schools.
  • 6. Little Rock 9
    • Nine black students who wished to attend an all white high school
    • Gov. of Arkansas sent the national guard to stop them
    • President Eisenhower sent federal troops to protect and escort the students
    • Desegregated schools
  • 7. Rosa Parks
    • Born in 1913
    • Refused to use colored only facilities
    • Member of NAACP
    • Dec. 1, 1955, refused to get up from her seat for a white person
    • Boycotted buses, demanded equal treatment
  • 8. Montgomery Bus Boycott
    • Lead by Rosa Parks
    • Refusal to use buses in Montgomery as long as they are segregated
    • Buses lose revenue, must change laws
  • 9. Shirley Chisholm
    • First African-American woman in the House of Representatives
    • Born to immigrant parents
    • Attended Brooklyn College and Columbia University
    • Shows that black were able to improve their situation
  • 10. SNCC
    • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    • College students viewed the pace of change as too slow
    • Risk being kicked out for the cause
  • 11. Freedom Rides/ CORE
    • Two busses that travelled all across the nation to provoke a violent reaction that would force the Kennedy administration to respond.
    • Bus companies did not allow the desegregation in the busses by the members
    • Whites got violent as expected and was heard all over the nation
  • 12. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Leader of SCLC
    • Won Nobel Peace Prize in 1964
    • Said all Americans had to be freed; “Negroes from the bonds of segregation and shame, whites from the bonds of bigotry and fear.”
    • Inspired blacks to nonviolently fight for their rights
  • 13. March on Washington
    • More than 250,000 people included
    • Assembled by Lincoln Memorial
    • “ I Have a Dream” Speech
    • Monumental event
    • 2 weeks later, Birmingham church bombing
    • Eventually passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • 14. MLK Cont’d
    • Assasinated on April 4, 1968
    • Said “ I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that tonight, we as a people will get to the promised land.” Apr. 3, 1968
    • Most influential civil rights activist.
  • 15.
    • As a result from all these people and organization’s efforts, African-Americans were able to improve their situation as citizens in terms of gaining equal civil rights and opportunities in the United States

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