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Lasting Impacts. U.S. History. After Dr. King. After the death of MLK Jr., protest movements began to die down The Movement had made many significant gains by this time However, racism and the social and economic gap between blacks and whites still exists. Radicalism Affects the Movement .

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Lasting impacts

Lasting Impacts

U.S. History


After dr king
After Dr. King

  • After the death of MLK Jr., protest movements began to die down

  • The Movement had made many significant gains by this time

  • However, racism and the social and economic gap between blacks and whites still exists


Radicalism affects the movement
Radicalism Affects the Movement

  • Incidents of violence between whites and blacks continued to erupt in prisons, in public arenas, and on college campuses

  • Declined in frequency by the early 1970s

  • Civil rights activists then focused on integrating schools by busing mostly black students into higher-quality schools in white neighborhoods

  • By 1974, over 75 percent of black students in the South were enrolled in integrated schools


Movement s gains
Movement’s Gains

  • Made segregation illegal

  • Knocked down voting barriers

  • Increased African American political participation

  • African American poverty rates fell and median incomes rose

  • Increased number of African Americans graduating high school

  • Thurgood Marshall is the first African American Supreme Court Justice

  • Fair Housing Act- 1968- eliminated discrimination in housing


Controversial issues remain
Controversial Issues Remain

  • Affirmative Action

  • Federal Power vs. States’ Rights



Pre civil war
Pre- Civil War

  • Typically religious music

  • Example: Wade in the Water

    • originally a gospel song with masked instructions on how to run away

  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

    • gospel song that masked references to the Underground Railroad

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oFcFzJT7Tw


Post reconstruction
Post – Reconstruction

  • Strange Fruit

    • Billie Holiday

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4ZyuULy9zs

      Southern trees bear a strange fruit,

      Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,

      Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,

      Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.


Music of the movement1
Music of the Movement

  • Go Tell It On the Mountain

    • Replaced “That Jesus Christ is Born” with “To set me people free”

  • A Change is Gonna Come

    • Sam Cooke

  • We Shall Not Be Moved

    • Mavis Staple


Post civil rights movement
Post- Civil Rights Movement

  • “I Know Where I’ve Been” – Hairspray the Musical (1988)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLwSg2b6NQk&feature=kp

  • “Black or White”- Michael Jackson (1991)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FbkTX2bnis

  • “One Tribe”- Black Eyed Peas (2009)- 1:12

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpVVSPv1G34

  • Let it Be- The Beatles, Across the Universe Version- :30

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ahe5IDVbzg


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