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02 civil rights in the us


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Freedom Rides, MLK, March on Washington, Civil Rights Act, Militancy, Women, Native Americans, Latinos, Counter Culture

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02 civil rights in the us

  1. 1. Civil Rights in the U.S.<br />Part 2<br />
  2. 2. Events of the Civil Rights Movement<br />Freedom Rides (May 1961)<br />MLK Jr.<br />March on Washington<br />Civil Rights Act<br />Militancy<br />Other groups fighting for equality<br />
  3. 3. I have a dream that…<br />
  4. 4. Freedom Rides - 1961<br />
  5. 5. Protesting the bus stops <br />created to serve interstate travelers <br />
  6. 6. Martin Luther King Jr.<br />
  7. 7. March on Washington<br />1963<br />200K-300K<br />Washington to<br /> Lincoln<br />Trying to send<br />Message to Congress<br />“I Have a Dream”<br />
  8. 8. Civil Rights Act of 1964<br />Passed into law by Congress and President Johnson. <br />Some southerners fought to kill the bill<br />Prohibited racial discrimination in hotels, restaurants and other businesses.<br />Prohibited discrimination in employment based on race, gender, religion, or national origin<br />Applied federal power to speed the integration of schools and other public facilities<br />
  9. 9. More Civil Rights Laws<br />Voting Rights Act – 1965<br />-suspended literacy tests used to exclude black voters<br />Civil Rights Act of 1968<br />-banned racial discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing.<br />
  10. 10. African American Militancy<br />The African American Civil Rights movement divides.<br />Some people move away from non-violence<br />Black Power, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam (Malcom X)<br />Change wasn’t fast enough, whites and blacks could not work for civil rights together<br />
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  12. 12. Women’s Rights<br />Even though women had right to vote since 1920’s, they were not socially, politically, and economically equal with men<br />NOW – National Organization for Women<br />Fought gender discrimination in Schools, workplace, and justice system<br />Rallies, marches, non-violence<br />
  13. 13. Native Americans<br />Living conditions<br />Moved from reservations to cities<br />AIM – American Indian Movement<br />They called for renewal of traditional cultures, economic independences, and better education<br />
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  15. 15. Latinos<br />Latinos suffered from varying levels of poverty<br />Low-paying, unskilled jobs (farm labor, domestic service, construction, factory work)<br />Latino children faced discrimination in schooling<br />Chicano movement- ethnic pride committed to social activism<br />
  16. 16. Counter Culture<br />1960’s – rebellious teens and young adults against mainstream American society<br />Student Activism<br />Anti-War<br />Free Speech<br />Hippies<br />