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 starter activity. What does the story of Emmett Till tell us about the challenges facing the Civil Rights campaign in the southern states of America?. How did civil rights campaigns develop between 1955 and 1962?. To identify reasons for early civil rights successes

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starter activity

What does the story of Emmett Till tell us about the challenges facing the Civil Rights campaign in the southern states of America?


How did civil rights campaigns develop between 1955 and 1962

How did civil rights campaigns develop between 1955 and 1962?

To identify reasons for early civil rights successes

Compare similarities & differences between landmark test cases

 Aims


Your task
 Your task 1962?

  • Study the information on Emmett Till & Autherine Lucy on p.61 and list the reasons why these two cases are so significant.

Emmett Till with his mother

Autherine Lucy with Thurgood Marshall


Significance of till lucy cases
Significance of Till & Lucy cases 1962?

  • Media interest – trial & funeral of Till with open casket; expulsion of 1st black student

  • Legal prosecution - 1st time whites had been accused of murder of a black; Lucy to Alabama University to federal court

  • Lack of presidential intervention - President Eisenhower didn’t comment on either case, in contrast with Truman


Your task1
 Your task 1962?

  • Read p.62 and note down what was helping civil rights advance and what was limiting them

Students at Alabama University, burning desegregation literature


Help hindrance
Help & hindrance 1962?

  • Presidential interventions – e.g. Truman, e.g. ‘To Secure These Rights’ (1947)

  • Key legal rulings against segregation in housing, interstate railroads and education, e.g. Brown (1954) & Brown II (1955)

  • Supreme court support, e.g. Earl Warren

  • Growth of NAACP

  • Key individuals, e.g. Lucy & Rosa Parks

  • BUT lack of Congressional support & lack of support from Eisenhower



Extension task
 Extension task Bus Boycott (1956) & Little Rock (1957) (p.63-66 & 69-71). What similarities & differences do you notice between the cases?

  • Conduct some further research on Rosa Parks. Read p. 66-8 and list reasons why she is the best remembered female campaigner in the civil rights movement. Does she deserve this title?


Plenary
 Plenary Bus Boycott (1956) & Little Rock (1957) (p.63-66 & 69-71). What similarities & differences do you notice between the cases?

  • What was significant about the Emmett Till and Autherine Lucy cases?

  • Give 3 similarities & 3 differences between the early landmark test cases of the civil rights movement.


Homework
 Homework Bus Boycott (1956) & Little Rock (1957) (p.63-66 & 69-71). What similarities & differences do you notice between the cases?

  • Study p.56-62 & p. 70-6 and complete a scales chart weighing up evidence that Eisenhower took positive steps to advance civil rights and evidence he did little.

  • What factors influenced Eisenhower’s decisions?