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Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio


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Civil Rights Powerpoint Daniella Grant Tess Sergio

  1. 1. CIVIL RIGHTS Grant Groshek Sergio Reyes Tess Breuch Daniella Raz
  2. 2. Plessey vs. Ferguson <ul><li>A good start for gaining civil rights </li></ul><ul><li>Court case in 1896 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Separate but Equal” </li></ul>
  3. 3. NAACP Founded <ul><li>Founded in 1909 </li></ul><ul><li>Influenced by Charles Houston Hamilton and W.E.B. Du Bois </li></ul><ul><li>National Association for the Advancement of Colored People </li></ul><ul><li>Pushed for the civil rights movement </li></ul>MLK Jr., Thurgood M., Charles Houston H., W.E.B D., Ben J.
  4. 4. Thurgood Marshall <ul><li>African- American NAACP Lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Attacked the segregation platform </li></ul><ul><li>Became the first black Supreme Court justice </li></ul><ul><li>Defended the “Brown v. Board of Education” court case </li></ul>
  5. 5. Brown v. Topeka Board of Education <ul><li>Linda Brown is refused acceptance into a school that is supposedly “all-white” </li></ul><ul><li>Case goes as far as the supreme court where Thurgood Marshall defends her </li></ul><ul><li>The case turns out in a victory for Brown </li></ul><ul><li>Monumental moment in history, desegregation in schools. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Little Rock 9 <ul><li>Nine black students who wished to attend an all white high school </li></ul><ul><li>Gov. of Arkansas sent the national guard to stop them </li></ul><ul><li>President Eisenhower sent federal troops to protect and escort the students </li></ul><ul><li>Desegregated schools </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rosa Parks <ul><li>Born in 1913 </li></ul><ul><li>Refused to use colored only facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Member of NAACP </li></ul><ul><li>Dec. 1, 1955, refused to get up from her seat for a white person </li></ul><ul><li>Boycotted buses, demanded equal treatment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Montgomery Bus Boycott <ul><li>Lead by Rosa Parks </li></ul><ul><li>Refusal to use buses in Montgomery as long as they are segregated </li></ul><ul><li>Buses lose revenue, must change laws </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shirley Chisholm <ul><li>First African-American woman in the House of Representatives </li></ul><ul><li>Born to immigrant parents </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Brooklyn College and Columbia University </li></ul><ul><li>Shows that black were able to improve their situation </li></ul>
  10. 10. SNCC <ul><li>Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee </li></ul><ul><li>College students viewed the pace of change as too slow </li></ul><ul><li>Risk being kicked out for the cause </li></ul>
  11. 11. Freedom Rides/ CORE <ul><li>Two busses that travelled all across the nation to provoke a violent reaction that would force the Kennedy administration to respond. </li></ul><ul><li>Bus companies did not allow the desegregation in the busses by the members </li></ul><ul><li>Whites got violent as expected and was heard all over the nation </li></ul>
  12. 12. Martin Luther King, Jr. <ul><li>Leader of SCLC </li></ul><ul><li>Won Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Said all Americans had to be freed; “Negroes from the bonds of segregation and shame, whites from the bonds of bigotry and fear.” </li></ul><ul><li>Inspired blacks to nonviolently fight for their rights </li></ul>
  13. 13. March on Washington <ul><li>More than 250,000 people included </li></ul><ul><li>Assembled by Lincoln Memorial </li></ul><ul><li>“ I Have a Dream” Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Monumental event </li></ul><ul><li>2 weeks later, Birmingham church bombing </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 </li></ul>
  14. 14. MLK Cont’d <ul><li>Assasinated on April 4, 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Said “ I’ve seen the promised land. I may not get there with you, but I want you to know that tonight, we as a people will get to the promised land.” Apr. 3, 1968 </li></ul><ul><li>Most influential civil rights activist. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>As a result from all these people and organization’s efforts, African-Americans were able to improve their situation as citizens in terms of gaining equal civil rights and opportunities in the United States </li></ul>