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Wiki civil rights power point


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Wiki civil rights power point

  1. 1. Kirstin McKenzie
  2. 2. <ul><li>During the 1950s and 1960s, African Americans along with other minority groups were discriminated against in all aspects of live. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Although blacks faced discrimination in multiple facets of their lives, the government stepped up to improve their rights in the form of voting and employment. </li></ul><ul><li>Another major way that America tried to close the racial gap was through reforming the busing system. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>In 1950, the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission) ruled that blacks could sit wherever they wanted on the bus on interstate buses. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>A supreme court ruling in 1960, declared segregation in interstate bus and railroad stations unconstitutional. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The bill aimed to ensure that every African American had the right to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>It also called for a new division within the federal Justice Department to monitor civil rights abuses and to keep an eye on race relations. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Recognized the brutal denial to vote of the African Americans especially in the South as well as Latinos in the Southwest. </li></ul><ul><li>Passed in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified voting </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Enacted in 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Ended poll taxes which kept African Americans who could not afford them from voting. </li></ul><ul><li>Gave all U.S. citizens the right to vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Lyndon Johnson noted that: &quot;There can be no one too poor to vote.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>This act attempted to eliminate discrimination on the basis of sex as well as race in hiring, promoting, and firing. </li></ul><ul><li>Created the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to put the law into action. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered all executive agencies to require federal contractors to &quot;take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Affirmative action was a way to compensate for past discrimination </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>After the Civil War and Reconstruction the country longed for the country to reunite. </li></ul><ul><li>As the “second” Civil Rights movement came about the white advocates of equality began to realize how unfairly minorities groups were being treated. </li></ul><ul><li>The various Acts passed and the amendment to the United States Constitution was the government’s way of recognizing that all people are equal and deserve equal rights. </li></ul>
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