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Civil Rights. 1954-1968. Origins of the Movement. Brown v Board (1954) Result of NAACP challenges Liberal Warren Court overturns Plessy decision Opens door to other possibilities Murder of Emmitt Till (1955) Violent and graphic image shocks many into action

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Civil rights

Civil Rights

1954-1968


Origins of the movement

Origins of the Movement

Brown v Board (1954)

Result of NAACP challenges

Liberal Warren Court overturns Plessy decision

Opens door to other possibilities

Murder of Emmitt Till (1955)

Violent and graphic image shocks many into action

Montgomery Bus Boycotts (1955)

Initiated by NAACP and other activist groups to create a test case

Arrest of Rosa Parks triggers boycotts (many others arrested)

Demonstrates power of organized protest

Leads to the formation/growth of civil rights groups

CORE (James Farmer)

SCLC (Martin Luther King Jr.)


Early movement

Early Movement

Early successes inspire further challenges

Lunch Counter Sit Ins

Showed the ugly side of American racism

SNCC formed (Stokley Carmichael)

Recruiting young white college students

Freedom Riders

Challenged Supreme Court rulings

Violent responses ultimately force attorney general RFK to step in

Public schools

Little Rock

Ole Miss

University of Alabama

Early movement characterized by passive nonviolent resistance


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  • Why was nonviolence the only possible strategy?

  • Why were protests necessary to get laws passed?


Resistance to civil rights

Resistance to Civil Rights

Southern governors block integration efforts to win over voters

Orval Faubus

George Wallace

In defiance of federal court decisions

Southern Senators blocked attempts to pass civil rights laws

Filibuster (Super majority needed)

Initially US Presidents are hesitant to use their power/influence

Call out federal troops to restore order

Responsive only to increasing pressure and shifting public opinion

March on Washington (peak of pop.)

Birmingham

Freedom Summer (murder of civil rights workers)

Selma


Shifting movement

Shifting Movement

Late Civil Rights Movement (1965 on)

Turning point: 1965 Watts riots

Increasing violence will change public opinion

In the wake of new legislation (Voting Rights Act)

Legislation did little to change lives of most minority Americans

A new face

Moderate groups became increasingly radical

Focus shifts to Northern cities (fair housing)

New organizations (Black Power)

Nation of Islam (Malcolm X)

Black Panthers (Bobby Seale/Huey Newton)

Assassination of MLK (1968)

Public support lost (Last Civil rights law:1968)


Long term impact

Long-term Impact

Inspires other groups

Latinos

Native Americans

Women

Begins to shift the concept of accepted social attitudes


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