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Race and poverty in the
US
Dídac Mas Arco
Civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
• The civil rights movement started

in 1955 when the murder of black
people was common in the south
of the States and also it wasn’t
punished. And finished in 1968
with Martin Luther King’s dead.

• The Civil rights movement contain
every idea to obtain the equality of
rights in the US.
Civil rights movement
• Emmet’s Till murder was

the beginning of this
movement, he was a
teenager from Chicago that
was
visiting
Money,
Mississippi. That crime
wasn’t forget because of its
age, and the reason of the
murder.

Emmet Till before its murder
Civil rights movement
• It’s supposed that Emmet was
murdered because he whistled to a
white woman in a shop.

• In the burial, his mother decided to
let the coffin opened to show the
assistants what the murderers did
him. The assassins weren’t
condemned because of that crime.

Emmet Till after its murder
Civil rights movement
• In this year also happened the
Montgomery Bus Boycott, in
Montgomery, Alabama.

• What happened is that a

women called Rosa Parks
didn’t accepted to let half of
the bus for white people
because there was no white
people in the bus.

Rosa Parks

The Montgomery Bus
Civils rights movement
• She was arrested and went to court.
• The 3rd of December of that year,
black people came in accordance to
not to use the bus, so they shared
cars for example.

• This movement spent 381 days, until
the segregation law was aborted.
Rosa Parks going to the court
Civil rights movement
• The civil rights movement
finished in 1968 when Martin
Luther King become dead in
Memphis, he was there to help
the garbage man in a
demonstration demanding a
better treat and a better
contract.

King during
a speech

Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King’s Murder
Martin Luther King’s murder
• This event is known as the end
of the civil rights movement,
because he was the symbol of
that fight.

• He was murdered in the balcony
of the Lorraine Motel at the 18
hours and a minute of the 4th of
April of 1968.

The balcony of the murder

Lorraine motel
Martin Luther King’s murder
• He received a shoot in its head.
Rapidly its friends went out
when they heard the shot, but
it was late.

• An hour later he was declared
dead.

King at the
Lorraine Motel

King at the Lorraine Motel
Martin Luther King’s murder
• He’s very famous for its
speech in the Washington
Memorial the 28th of
August of 1963. He
fought for all the black
people rights in the
United States.
The famous speech in Washington
Martin Luther King’s murder
• He was killed by James Earl Ray, he

was born the 10th of March of 1928
and dead in prison on April 23rd of
1998 by a hepatitis C. He was caught
in London with a false Canadian
passport, after King’s death.

• Before that crime he was considered

Ray at prison

a “minor criminal”, because of that is
said that he wasn’t the real murderer
of Martin Luther King’s.
James Earl Ray FBI search poster
Racial riots
Racial riots
• The racial riots was a wave of
civil disturbance after Martin
Luther King’s death.

• The riots were caused because
King was the leader of the Civil
rights movement.

Riots in Washington

Car destroyed during
the riots
Racial riots
• People felt angry for its
dead; so many people
thought that violence
was the only way to
fight against racism.
Riots near a Candy shop

Riots in Chicago
Racial riots
• The biggest riots took place
in Washington DC, Baltimore,
Louisville, Kansas City and
Chicago. But before of all the
happened the Memphis riots.

• The resulting damage was

$50.000.000. In this riots 39
people dead, 34 of them were
black people.

Car destroyed in Chicago

Black people detained
Current situation
Current situation
• With the recent decades, it is
said that there exists a colour
blindness
or
an
"understanding that cultural
differences rooted in racial
identities are irrelevant for
peoples”.
Black people that has succeed
Current situation
• Furthermore, many cite the 2008
United
States
presidential
election as a step forward in race
relations.

• White Americans played a role in
electing Barack Obama, the
country's first black president.
The U.S. President, Barack Obama
Current situation
• In fact, Obama received a greater
percentage of the white vote
(43%), than did the previous
Democratic candidate, John
Kerry (41%).
Election results of 2008

Election results of 2012
Information sources
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Movements_for_civil_rights
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King,_Jr.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montgomery_Bus_Boycott
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmett_Till

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Earl_Ray
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_assassination_riots
http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2013/05/24/racism-in-america-racism-is-a-disease-that-needs-tobe-cured/

• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU0opfi2avM
The End
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Race and poverty in the us

  • 1. Race and poverty in the US Dídac Mas Arco
  • 3. Civil rights movement • The civil rights movement started in 1955 when the murder of black people was common in the south of the States and also it wasn’t punished. And finished in 1968 with Martin Luther King’s dead. • The Civil rights movement contain every idea to obtain the equality of rights in the US.
  • 4. Civil rights movement • Emmet’s Till murder was the beginning of this movement, he was a teenager from Chicago that was visiting Money, Mississippi. That crime wasn’t forget because of its age, and the reason of the murder. Emmet Till before its murder
  • 5. Civil rights movement • It’s supposed that Emmet was murdered because he whistled to a white woman in a shop. • In the burial, his mother decided to let the coffin opened to show the assistants what the murderers did him. The assassins weren’t condemned because of that crime. Emmet Till after its murder
  • 6. Civil rights movement • In this year also happened the Montgomery Bus Boycott, in Montgomery, Alabama. • What happened is that a women called Rosa Parks didn’t accepted to let half of the bus for white people because there was no white people in the bus. Rosa Parks The Montgomery Bus
  • 7. Civils rights movement • She was arrested and went to court. • The 3rd of December of that year, black people came in accordance to not to use the bus, so they shared cars for example. • This movement spent 381 days, until the segregation law was aborted. Rosa Parks going to the court
  • 8. Civil rights movement • The civil rights movement finished in 1968 when Martin Luther King become dead in Memphis, he was there to help the garbage man in a demonstration demanding a better treat and a better contract. King during a speech Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 10. Martin Luther King’s murder • This event is known as the end of the civil rights movement, because he was the symbol of that fight. • He was murdered in the balcony of the Lorraine Motel at the 18 hours and a minute of the 4th of April of 1968. The balcony of the murder Lorraine motel
  • 11. Martin Luther King’s murder • He received a shoot in its head. Rapidly its friends went out when they heard the shot, but it was late. • An hour later he was declared dead. King at the Lorraine Motel King at the Lorraine Motel
  • 12. Martin Luther King’s murder • He’s very famous for its speech in the Washington Memorial the 28th of August of 1963. He fought for all the black people rights in the United States. The famous speech in Washington
  • 13. Martin Luther King’s murder • He was killed by James Earl Ray, he was born the 10th of March of 1928 and dead in prison on April 23rd of 1998 by a hepatitis C. He was caught in London with a false Canadian passport, after King’s death. • Before that crime he was considered Ray at prison a “minor criminal”, because of that is said that he wasn’t the real murderer of Martin Luther King’s. James Earl Ray FBI search poster
  • 15. Racial riots • The racial riots was a wave of civil disturbance after Martin Luther King’s death. • The riots were caused because King was the leader of the Civil rights movement. Riots in Washington Car destroyed during the riots
  • 16. Racial riots • People felt angry for its dead; so many people thought that violence was the only way to fight against racism. Riots near a Candy shop Riots in Chicago
  • 17. Racial riots • The biggest riots took place in Washington DC, Baltimore, Louisville, Kansas City and Chicago. But before of all the happened the Memphis riots. • The resulting damage was $50.000.000. In this riots 39 people dead, 34 of them were black people. Car destroyed in Chicago Black people detained
  • 19. Current situation • With the recent decades, it is said that there exists a colour blindness or an "understanding that cultural differences rooted in racial identities are irrelevant for peoples”. Black people that has succeed
  • 20. Current situation • Furthermore, many cite the 2008 United States presidential election as a step forward in race relations. • White Americans played a role in electing Barack Obama, the country's first black president. The U.S. President, Barack Obama
  • 21. Current situation • In fact, Obama received a greater percentage of the white vote (43%), than did the previous Democratic candidate, John Kerry (41%). Election results of 2008 Election results of 2012