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The Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement 2. SWBAT: explain why the murder of Emmitt Till and the actions of Rosa Parks help lead to the Civil Rights Movement. Homework: study for vocab quiz. Do now: Read the article on Newtown and answer the questions. Emmett Till Homework.

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The beginning of the civil rights movement 2

The Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement 2

SWBAT: explain why the murder of Emmitt Till and the actions of Rosa Parks help lead to the Civil Rights Movement.

Homework: study for vocab quiz.

Do now: Read the article on Newtown and answer the questions.


Emmett till homework
Emmett Till Homework

  • 1. What did Emmett do that got him into trouble?

  • 2. What happened to Emmett Till?

  • 3. What did Emmett’s mother decide to do with her son’s remains? Why did she do this?

  • 4. What happened to the men on trial for the crime?

  • 5. How did the murder of Emmett Till help start the Civil Rights Movement?


Newtown article
Newtown Article

  • Who is Noah Pozner?

  • Why does Noah’s mother decide to have an open casket at her son’s funeral?

  • What does Noah’s mother do when the governor arrives?

  • What is the connection between Noah Pozner and Emmett Till?



The significance of the emmett till case
The Significance of the Emmett Till Case some viewers.

  • Emmett’s mother stated: “There was just no way I could describe what was in that box. No way. And I just wanted the world to see.”

  • The acquittal of Emmett’s murderers brought to light racial injustice and inequality for many Americans- especially northern whites.


Reason number 3 rosa parks
Reason Number 3: Rosa Parks some viewers.

  • Rosa Parks was a seamstress and member of the NAACP in Montgomery, Alabama.

  • She took a seat in the front row of the “colored” section of a Montgomery bus.

  • When the bus filled up, the driver ordered Parks and 3 others to move for white passengers.

  • Parks said no and was arrested.


The montgomery bus boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott some viewers.

  • Leaders in the Montgomery community and NAACP called for a boycott of all buses.

  • Formed the Montgomery Improvement Association to organize it.

    • They elected a 26 year old minster named Martin Luther King Jr. to organize it.

  • A lawsuit was filed and for 381 days African Americans refused to ride the buses in Montgomery.

  • Was the first example of a nonviolent, successful protest.

  • In 1956 the Supreme Court outlawed bus segregation.


The creation of the sclc
The Creation of the SCLC some viewers.

  • After the boycott, King together with other activists to form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

  • Goal: to build a nonviolent movement from the grassroots up throughout the South.

  • But not everyone agreed and thought more confrontational methods would be necessary.


Question
Question: some viewers.

  • Do you think nonviolent protests are the best way to make drastic social changes?


The beginning of sit ins
The Beginning of Sit ins some viewers.

  • Sit ins became a popular way to protest segregation in the south.

  • The most famous sit in occurred at the Woolworth’s store in Greensboro, SC.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbbcjn4d1cE


Write a letter
Write a letter… some viewers.

  • Imagine you are a African American man or women living in the South in the 1950s-60s. Write to a friend up north explaining the 3 events that led to the Civil Rights Movement and how these events helped spark change. This should be ~6 sentences.


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