Successes and Setbacks. By: Stephanie, Lauren, Nikole, Yasaman, Doug, Ben. Background.
By: Stephanie, Lauren, Nikole, Yasaman, Doug, Ben
As the 1960s began, leaders for the civil rights movement- both African American and liberal whites-stepped up the tactics of non-violent resistance throughout the south. Although eventually many of these tactics resulted in great gains for the movement, they generally were met with violence, people were attacked and killed, and only the federal government was strong enough to do something about it.
Violence in Birmingham
In August 1963, for the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, African American leaders planned to hold the largest civil rights demonstration in the nation’s history. This “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom” would press for the passage of Kennedy’s proposed civil rights bill, which was being debated in Congress.
King’s Dream of Freedom
A New Civil Rights Act