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  1. 1. Segregation In America By: Liz Maier, Jenna Pomeroy, Tina Al-Khersan, Nate Albanelli
  2. 2. Equality Discrimination Racism Violence <ul><li>Were African-Americans able to improve their situation as citizens in terms of gaining equal civil rights and opportunities in the United States? </li></ul><ul><li>We think YES. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Freedom Rides <ul><li>African-Americans and whites went from state to state on buses to test the ruling in Boynton vs. Virginia which declared segregation in buses unconstitutional. </li></ul><ul><li>Along the way many buses were bombed. Many people were beaten during the protest. </li></ul><ul><li>African-Americans gained a lot of publicity and by the end of the summer the protest had spread to train stations and airports. </li></ul><ul><li>Later the Interstate Commerce Commission created rules that prohibited segregation on transportation facilities. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Freedom Rides
  5. 5. Lunch Counter Sit-Ins <ul><li>They showed the country the true face of racism that was going on in the South. </li></ul><ul><li>They started protests against the restaurants that maintained segregated lunch counters, in a non-violent way. People would pour food and humiliate the volunteers but they would not retaliate. </li></ul><ul><li>By spreading the word through the protests, they showed Americans that blacks and whites deserve equal treatment. </li></ul><ul><li>Eight years later from the start of sit-ins BROWN vs. BOARD was passed which prohibited segregation in restaurants. </li></ul><ul><li>The students helped desegregate restaurants in 11 states. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lunch Counter Sit-Ins
  7. 7. Montgomery Bus Boycotts <ul><li>As you know, Rosa Parks was a member of the NAACP and planned to refuse to give up her seat which led to the bus boycott. </li></ul><ul><li>The NAACP organized 42,000 African-Americans to boycott the Montgomery Bus Transportation to protest racially segregated seating. </li></ul><ul><li>After 381 Days of refusing to ride the bus, African- Americans eventually won their fight to desegregate seating on public buses. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Montgomery Bus Boycotts
  9. 9. NAACP <ul><li>Won it’s Brown vs. Board case to desegregate schools and other public areas. This split the public opinion. </li></ul><ul><li>Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her bus seat signaling the spark of the civil rights movement. </li></ul><ul><li>Convinced more than 80,000 African-Americans in Mississippi to register to vote after the voting rights act was passed. </li></ul><ul><li>A major part of convincing the government to pass the Civil Rights. </li></ul>
  10. 10. NAACP
  11. 11. Martin Luther King Jr. <ul><li>Brought to the world’s attention how unfairly blacks were treated. </li></ul><ul><li>Provided hope for many Americans and convinced them the time to act was now. ( To not be satisfied until they get their full rights) </li></ul><ul><li>Created non-violent platforms for the new organizations. This led to more white civil rights activists. </li></ul><ul><li>Led the peaceful march to the end of segregation. Such as the non-violent march to Washington and the “I have a dream speech” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Martin Luther King Jr.
  13. 13. Conclusion <ul><li>We believe that African-Americans managed to improve their situation of gaining some Civil Rights. </li></ul><ul><li>We do believe that African-Americans had some setbacks and many lives were lost in the cause for equality. African Americans were able to overcome white supremacy and obtain equality. </li></ul><ul><li>African-Americans and whites were desegregated and integrated, but the attitudes of some whites did not change. </li></ul>