Civil rights in america

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Civil rights in america

  1. 1. CIVIL RIGHTS IN AMERICACIVIL RIGHTS IN AMERICA In the 1950’s & 60’sIn the 1950’s & 60’s
  2. 2. Rosa Parks “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right”  Segregation: Separation of schools, buses, washrooms, restaurants, businesses, communities  Dec 1, 1955: Rosa refuses to give up her seat to a white passenger; she is arrested and fined $10  A random, unplanned act that fuels CR movement
  3. 3. Segregation of Schools: “Little Rock Nine” 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education: Segregation of schools is unconstitutional What happens when 9 African Americans are enrolled in an Arkansas school in 1957?
  4. 4. Segregation of Schools: “Little Rock Nine” Governor sends in National Guard to block them President Eisenhower sends in 101st Airborne to escort black students to school
  5. 5. Segregation of Schools: George Wallace “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” @ University of Alabama, 1963 segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"
  6. 6. Martin Luther King jr. Organized boycott of Montgomery Transit system after Rosa Parks; caused bankruptcy Jailed many times for non- violent acts of resistance Preached Agape love: win the white man over with love Nobel Peace Prize 1967 Assassinated April 4th , 1968
  7. 7. Malcolm X Leader of the NOI (Nation of Islam) Pro-violence, separation Contempt for “pacifists” like MLK Assassinated Feb 21, 1965
  8. 8. Black Panther Party
  9. 9. 6. We want all black men to be exempt from military service. We believe that Black people should not be forced to fight in the military service to defend a racist government that does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who, like black people, are being victimized by the white racist government of America. ...  

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