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The Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement 2. SWBAT: explain why the murder of Emmitt Till and the actions of Rosa Parks help lead to the Civil Rights Movement. Homework: study for vocab quiz. Do now: Read the article on Newtown and answer the questions. Emmett Till Homework.

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the beginning of the civil rights movement 2

The Beginning of the Civil Rights Movement 2

SWBAT: explain why the murder of Emmitt Till and the actions of Rosa Parks help lead to the Civil Rights Movement.

Homework: study for vocab quiz.

Do now: Read the article on Newtown and answer the questions.

emmett till homework
Emmett Till Homework
  • 1. What did Emmett do that got him into trouble?
  • 2. What happened to Emmett Till?
  • 3. What did Emmett’s mother decide to do with her son’s remains? Why did she do this?
  • 4. What happened to the men on trial for the crime?
  • 5. How did the murder of Emmett Till help start the Civil Rights Movement?
newtown article
Newtown Article
  • Who is Noah Pozner?
  • Why does Noah’s mother decide to have an open casket at her son’s funeral?
  • What does Noah’s mother do when the governor arrives?
  • What is the connection between Noah Pozner and Emmett Till?
the significance of the emmett till case
The Significance of the Emmett Till Case
  • Emmett’s mother stated: “There was just no way I could describe what was in that box. No way. And I just wanted the world to see.”
  • The acquittal of Emmett’s murderers brought to light racial injustice and inequality for many Americans- especially northern whites.
reason number 3 rosa parks
Reason Number 3: Rosa Parks
  • Rosa Parks was a seamstress and member of the NAACP in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • She took a seat in the front row of the “colored” section of a Montgomery bus.
  • When the bus filled up, the driver ordered Parks and 3 others to move for white passengers.
  • Parks said no and was arrested.
the montgomery bus boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Leaders in the Montgomery community and NAACP called for a boycott of all buses.
  • Formed the Montgomery Improvement Association to organize it.
    • They elected a 26 year old minster named Martin Luther King Jr. to organize it.
  • A lawsuit was filed and for 381 days African Americans refused to ride the buses in Montgomery.
  • Was the first example of a nonviolent, successful protest.
  • In 1956 the Supreme Court outlawed bus segregation.
the creation of the sclc
The Creation of the SCLC
  • After the boycott, King together with other activists to form the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
  • Goal: to build a nonviolent movement from the grassroots up throughout the South.
  • But not everyone agreed and thought more confrontational methods would be necessary.
question
Question:
  • Do you think nonviolent protests are the best way to make drastic social changes?
the beginning of sit ins
The Beginning of Sit ins
  • Sit ins became a popular way to protest segregation in the south.
  • The most famous sit in occurred at the Woolworth’s store in Greensboro, SC.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbbcjn4d1cE
write a letter
Write a letter…
  • Imagine you are a African American man or women living in the South in the 1950s-60s. Write to a friend up north explaining the 3 events that led to the Civil Rights Movement and how these events helped spark change. This should be ~6 sentences.
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