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    Nate, tina, liz and jenna project us his Nate, tina, liz and jenna project us his Presentation Transcript

    • Segregation In America By: Liz Maier, Jenna Pomeroy, Tina Al-Khersan, Nate Albanelli
    • Equality Discrimination Racism Violence
      • Were African-Americans able to improve their situation as citizens in terms of gaining equal civil rights and opportunities in the United States?
      • We think YES.
    • Freedom Rides
      • African-Americans and whites went from state to state on buses to test the ruling in Boynton vs. Virginia which declared segregation in buses unconstitutional.
      • Along the way many buses were bombed. Many people were beaten during the protest.
      • African-Americans gained a lot of publicity and by the end of the summer the protest had spread to train stations and airports.
      • Later the Interstate Commerce Commission created rules that prohibited segregation on transportation facilities.
    • Freedom Rides
    • Lunch Counter Sit-Ins
      • They showed the country the true face of racism that was going on in the South.
      • They started protests against the restaurants that maintained segregated lunch counters, in a non-violent way. People would pour food and humiliate the volunteers but they would not retaliate.
      • By spreading the word through the protests, they showed Americans that blacks and whites deserve equal treatment.
      • Eight years later from the start of sit-ins BROWN vs. BOARD was passed which prohibited segregation in restaurants.
      • The students helped desegregate restaurants in 11 states.
    • Lunch Counter Sit-Ins
    • Montgomery Bus Boycotts
      • As you know, Rosa Parks was a member of the NAACP and planned to refuse to give up her seat which led to the bus boycott.
      • The NAACP organized 42,000 African-Americans to boycott the Montgomery Bus Transportation to protest racially segregated seating.
      • After 381 Days of refusing to ride the bus, African- Americans eventually won their fight to desegregate seating on public buses.
    • Montgomery Bus Boycotts
    • NAACP
      • Won it’s Brown vs. Board case to desegregate schools and other public areas. This split the public opinion.
      • Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her bus seat signaling the spark of the civil rights movement.
      • Convinced more than 80,000 African-Americans in Mississippi to register to vote after the voting rights act was passed.
      • A major part of convincing the government to pass the Civil Rights.
    • NAACP
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
      • Brought to the world’s attention how unfairly blacks were treated.
      • Provided hope for many Americans and convinced them the time to act was now. ( To not be satisfied until they get their full rights)
      • Created non-violent platforms for the new organizations. This led to more white civil rights activists.
      • Led the peaceful march to the end of segregation. Such as the non-violent march to Washington and the “I have a dream speech”
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Conclusion
      • We believe that African-Americans managed to improve their situation of gaining some Civil Rights.
      • We do believe that African-Americans had some setbacks and many lives were lost in the cause for equality. African Americans were able to overcome white supremacy and obtain equality.
      • African-Americans and whites were desegregated and integrated, but the attitudes of some whites did not change.
    • THANKS FOR WATCHING