Other Civil Rights Movements

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In this powerpoint you will find a bellringer and information about Other Civil Rights Movements that came after the mainstream Civil Rights Movment. Their will be information about the Chicano Movement, American Indian Movement, Asian American Movement, and Women's Rights Movement.

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Other Civil Rights Movements

  1. 1. Bell ringer In five sentences or more answer the following question: How do you think that the mainstream Civil Rights Movement affected other minority groups?
  2. 2. OTHER CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
  3. 3. Chicano Movement • Is also called brown power movement comprised of Mexican Americans and other Latinos who fought discrimination and demanded equal opportunities • The Chicano movement consisted of mostly college students and young adults • Cesar Chavez was one of the leaders of the Chicano movement, and drew heavily on the Civil Rights Movement.
  4. 4. American Indian Movement • The American Indian Movement (AIM), a militant American Indian civil rights, • originally was formed to help American Indians in urban ghettos or on reservation • AIM was involved in many highly publicized protests • Most of AIM’s protests involved protesting violation of Indian Treaties (March on Washington 1972) or to protest the government's Indian policy (Occupation of Wounded Knee 1973).
  5. 5. Asian American Movement • In the late 1960’s, large number of Asian Americans, particularly college students, • Goal: to protest a long history of discrimination • The Asian American Movement successfully persuaded officials to develop Asian studies programs on college campuses
  6. 6. 1960s Women’s Rights Movement • Also called the feminist movement. • Goal was aimed at defining, establishing, and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. • Help create the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC, (1965) • The EEOC: gave women access to jobs that had a long history of employers who discriminated against women were required to provide timetables for increasing the number of women in their workforces

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