Reading #2: Challenging Jim Crow Civil Unrest. Objective… Summarize the incidents of civil disobedience that challenged segregation and the federal governments reaction to the fight against desegregation. MLK’s background…. PHD- Boston U.- Theology 1957 - Founder of SCLC
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Objective…Summarize the incidents of civil disobedience that challenged segregation and the federal governments reaction to the fight against desegregation.
The influence of Gandhi on King…
The influence of Walter Rauschenbusch on King…
Dr. MLK leading local CRs workers in a prayer
Montgomery, Ala. 1955
refuses to give up her bus seat
Rosa Parks going to jail
“We are here this evening for serious business …. we are determined to apply our citizenship to the fullest of its means.”
The principles of the boycott…
- Non-violence - Christian love - Unity
MLK & Abernathy being booked by Montgomery, ALA police. The civil rights leaders had been indicted for their roles in the MBB. King & Abernathy's homes were firebombed during the boycott.
Empty buses…Bus revenue drops by 67%
The Rosa Parks bus at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich.
The Supreme Court ruled busing segregation illegal Dec, 1956
The Little Rock Crisis (1957) civil rights leaders had been indicted for their roles in the MBB. King & Abernathy's homes were firebombed during the boycott.
“I had thought - we'd all thought - that once we got the Brown case, the thing was going to be over. You see, we were always looking for the one case to end all of it.” - Thurgood Marshall, 1977
The Little Rock Nine
- Direct confrontation
- Mass action
- Civil disobedience
The Greensboro Four