Youth and the Civil Rights Movement By: Nick l, Ryan w, Elizabeth Buie and Isabelle Jewell.
Our research question Our research question is: Did youth effect the civil rights movement in any way at all in the 1950s and 1960s?
Youth Fight For Freedom • In Little Rock, Arkansas 9 black teenagers in 1957were sent to a White school to stop segregation. • In the 1960s black kids would go to restaurants and if the managerdidn’t let them in they would “sit in.” this would make the place lose money. • In one case 14 year old Emmet Till was visiting family in Mississippi in August, 1955 when he was kidnapped, tortured, beaten and then shot and killed. He was dumped in Tallahatchie river, for allegedly whistling at a White women.
More true stories On October 1, 1962, James Meredith became the first black student to enroll at the university of Mississippi. Violence from this student causes president Kennedy to send 5,000 federal troops to help.
Youth protest Kids celebrate after protest Kids prepare to protest
African American child fights off a white police-man. • June 17, 1965: Mrs. Aylene Quinn, a civil rights activist from McComb, Mississippi, went with her four children to the Governor’s Mansion in Jackson to protest the seating of Mississippi congressmen elected from districts where no blacks were allowed to vote. Refused admittance, Quinn and her children sat on the steps of the mansion. They carriedsmall American flags. In this photograph, a Mississippi highway patrolman wrestles American flag from five-year-old Anthony Quinn. • big Thanks to www.mshistory.org
Last slide summary That event shook the tide of the civil rights movement. This shows what effect the youth had on the civil rights movement. That child was very brave.
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