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THE BATTLE HYMN OF REPUBLIC. Popular anthem in African Americans’ struggle for freedom. Was sung at the March on Washington. CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the strongest civil rights laws in the history of the United States.

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the battle hymn of republic
THE BATTLE HYMN OF REPUBLIC
  • Popular anthem in African Americans’ struggle for freedom.
  • Was sung at the March on Washington.
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CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the strongest civil rights laws in the history of the United States.
  • This law bans discrimination due to a person’s color, race, national origin, religion, or sex.
  • It protects the rights of all people in seeking a job or home, voting, and in using hotels, parks, and other public places.
school integration
SCHOOL INTEGRATION
  • Alex Wilson is kicked by a school integration protester after refusing to run from a mob near Little Rock Central High.
from selma to montgomery
FROM SELMA TO MONTGOMERY
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. led the civil rights marchers from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
  • At the time of the march, half of Selma’s population was black, yet only 3 percent were registered to vote.
first march from selma
FIRST MARCH FROM SELMA
  • Alabama police attack Selma-to-Montgomery marchers.
  • March 7,1965
  • John Lewis was key organizer of the march.
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MARCH ON WASHINGTON

  • Marchers marching on August 28, 1963.
  • The slogan of the March on Washington was “Jobs and Freedom.”
  • Late in the afternoon, Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history entitled, “I Have a Dream.”
freedom riders
FREEDOM RIDERS

Ronald Martin, Robert Patterson, and Mark Martin stage sit-down strike after being refused service at an F.W. Woolworth luncheon counter, Greensboro, N.C. 1960.

lunch counter sit ins
LUNCH COUNTER SIT-INS
  • The Greensboro sit-in set in motion a wave of nonviolent sit-ins that reached every major city in the country, but sit-ins provoked strong reactions from whites. Most were met with heavy resistance resulting in serious injuries, riots, and in some instances, the arrest of demonstrators.
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VOTING RIGHTS

  • Mississippi, 1964.Voter registration worker George Ball explains how to VOTE to a mother of three in the family's living room.
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THE WATTS RIOT

Three buildings burn on Avalon Blvd. and a surplus store burns at right as a looting, burning mob ruled the Watts section of Los Angeles.

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Free at last, free at last,

I thank God I’m free at last.

Free at last, free at last.

I thank God I’m free at last.

Lines quoted from the song “Free at Last” asMartin Luther King Jr., ended his rousing keynote address to a crowd that had swelled to over 240,00 people.