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A History of Oppression and Segregation Leads to Change. Origins of the Civil Rights Movement. March 11. 1861: Confederate Constitution adopted 1918: Influenza (DA Flu) hits Fort Riley, KS ****Happy 311 Day!!!****. How do you take notes?. How do you learn history?.
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Origins of the Civil Rights Movement
****Happy 311 Day!!!****
1914 (World War I) 1939 (World War II) 1991 (Mr. Taft is born)
People Ideas Impact
Mr. Taft Wearing fake glasses Looks ridiculous
“And ain\'t I a woman? Look at me! Look at my arm! I have ploughed and planted, and gathered into barns, and no man could head me! And ain\'t I a woman? I could work as much and eat as much as a man - when I could get it - and bear the lash as well! And ain\'t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother\'s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain\'t I a woman?”
“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer; a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license…”
"A statute which implies merely a legal distinction between the white and colored races -- has no tendency to destroy the legal equality of the two races. ... The object of the Fourteenth Amendment was undoubtedly to enforce the absolute equality of the two races before the law, but in the nature of things it could not have been intended to abolish distinctions based upon color, or to enforce social, as distinguished from political equality.”
What does this say about some white people during this era?
First black Supreme Court Justice- October 1967
“We conclude unanimously that in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ has no place. Separate educational facilities are inherently unequal.”
Review: What did Plessy v. Ferguson rule?
What does “deliberate” mean?
Does “speed” usually mean fast?
Do you sense some irony in this statement?
What is the legacy of Brown v. Board?
Would Jackie Robinson have been as universally accepted if he was just an average baseball player?
1.) When was the document written?
2.) What type of document is it?
3.) Why might Robinson be frustrated about Eisenhower saying that African Americans “must have patience?”
4.) What types of “goals” might he be referring to?
5.) In Robinson’s view, what is the problem with Eisenhower “compromising” with pro-segregation leaders like the Arkansas Governor?