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civil disobedience p ower point
Civil Disobedience Power Point
  • Ethan Brass- Abolitionist Movement
  • Robert Pack- Civil Disobedience in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Scotty Nicholas- Civil Disobedience in Civil rights movement
  • Douglas Munson- Civil Disobedience
abolitionist movement

Abolitionist Movement

By: Ethan Brass

william lloyd garrison
William Lloyd Garrison
  • Attended a 4th of July rally in 1854
  • He excited the crowds of Abolitionists by burning copies of the Constitution and Fugitive slave law
  • Started an Anti-Slavery newspaper called the Liberator
  • Know to be one of the most radical abolitionists he still stressed non violence and peaceful protest.
  • His protest of government was generally peaceful but he these tactics a disobedience
harriet tubman
Harriet Tubman
  • An Underground Railroad “Conductor”
  • 19 trips to the South that led over 300 slaves to freedom
  • Gained the nickname “Moses”
  • $40,000 reward for Tubman’s


  • Took more covert action by sneaking slaves way at night.
john brown
John Brown
  • On October 16, 1859 he gathered about 20 men to raid Harper’s Ferry Armory
  • Expected backup from the slaves but didn’t get any
  • Took 9 prisoners and hid in the engine room
  • Robert E. Lee and Marines stormed the engine room wounding Brown
  • Brown took a violent approach to civil disobedience by storming the Harper’s Ferry armory and arsenal
works cited
Works Cited
what was the use of civil disobedience in the civil rights movement
What was the use of Civil Disobedience in the Civil Rights Movement?
  • The African-American’s protested against racism in a non-violent way.
rosa parks
Rosa Parks
  • On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks sat behind 10 rows on a bus reserved for whites.
  • She refused to give up her seat when a white man came on the bus, and asked her to move.
  • She refused politely and quietly, and she did not get up.
  • In response, the police were called.
little rock nine
Little Rock Nine
  • New Segregation laws were in effect.
  • Governor Faubus called in the National Guard to keep the black students out of Central High School in Little Rock, AR.
  • President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division to escort the kids to and from school and to and from class.
sit ins
  • Sit-ins were when African-American people sat in white restaurants, and they asked to be served.
    • If not served, they would stay until they were served.
    • If they were served, they would move to the next restaurant.
  • African-Americans dressed in their Sunday best clothing.
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Work Cited
rosa parks s civil disobedience act
Rosa parks’s Civil disobedience act
  • On December 1, 1955, an African American woman named Rosa Parks got on a city bus to go home. She sat down in the middle of the bus, right behind the white seating section of the bus. The white section of seats were filled, and a white man walked into the bus. The bus driver wanted the four African Americans sitting right behind the white seating section to get up, give the white man their seat, and go sit somewhere else, which is normal due to the Jim Crow Laws. Parks refused to give up her seat and was arrested for breaking segregation laws. This led to many activists boycotting the bus system.
martin luther king jr leads bus boycott
Martin Luther King Jr. Leads Bus Boycott
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. led a bus boycott against the U.S. government. The boycott lasted 382 days. He started this, because he wanted to rid the laws requiring segregation on buses. During the boycott, he was arrested, his house was bombed, and he suffered personal abuse. On December 21, 1956, the Supreme Court found the segregation laws on buses unconstitutional. King won a Nobel Peace Prize for his actions.
sit ins1
  • On February 1, 1960, four African American students entered into a white-only lunch counter and were refused service. When told to leave, they didn’t. This began a movement of sit-ins across the nation. Over the year, more than 1500 African Americans that took part in sit-ins were arrested. They sparked many changes to the segregation laws.
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Works cited
  • "Martin Luther King - Biography." Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <>.
  • "Martin Luther King Jr. « Targeted Individuals Canada." Targeted Individuals Canada. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <>.
  • "Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus." A Michigan Family Attraction : The Henry Ford. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <>.
  • "The Sit-In Movement []." Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <>.
civil disobedience
Civil Disobedience

By: Douglas Munson

what is civil disobedience
What is Civil Disobedience?
  • It is when you follow your heart and conscience even when in runs contrary to a law. Also it is the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation.
1 st example
1st Example
  • “If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go: perchance it will wear smooth—certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil.”
  • It is Thoreau saying that challenging the government by using Civil Disobedience is okay. He is saying though you need to go after what you believe in and if you give it all you have it may sooth out and you might possibly get what you want by the government wearing out.
2 nd example
2nd Example
  • “If a thousand men were not to pay their tax bills this year, that would not be a violent and bloody measure, as it would be to pay them, and enable the State to commit violence and shed innocent blood. This is, in fact, the definition of a peaceable revolution, if any such is possible.”
  • Thoreau is saying that paying your taxes is violent measure because you are giving something you don’t like you money. If you don’t pay them then you are standing up for what you believe in because you do not like the government so why would you give them your money.
3 rd example
3rd Example
  • “However, the government does not concern me much, and I shall bestow the fewest possible thoughts on it. It is not many moments that I live under a government, even in this world. If a man is thought-free, fancy-free, imagination-free, that which is not never for a long time appearing to be to him, unwise rulers or reformers cannot fatally interrupt him.”
  • Thoreau is saying here that if you think you are a free man then you need to stand up for what you believe in and to not be scared. The reformers cannot interrupt you so don’t be fearful of them.
works cited2
Works Cited
  • "Thoreau - Webtext on "Resistance to Civil Government"" Virginia Commonwealth University. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. <>.