Civil Rights!. What are Civil Rights?. Civil Rights refers to the positive acts governments take to protect against discriminatory treatment by government or individuals. The Beginnings: Litigating for Equality.
Civil Rights refers to the positive acts governments take to protect against discriminatory treatment by government or individuals.
64 years after the Plessy decision the Court struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954) decision.
Remember from notes last week?
Just a few…
This group used non-violent means such as:
** used to open segregated lunch counters, waiting rooms, public swimming pools, and other public places
“The younger generation is challenging you and me (adults!). They are asking us to forget our laziness and doubt and fear, and follow our dedication to the truth to the bitter end.”
May 28, 1963
What are these protestors trying to accomplish?
What are the goals of these Freedom riders?
We will talk about this more tomorrow……..
That’s right! You tell ‘em Lyndon!
BUT a full decade after Brown, less than 1% of African American children in the South attended integrated schools
So- the Court ruled that state law imposed (de jure) segregation must be eliminated at once!The Impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
This is following the Selma March! Way to go protestors!