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The Civil Rights Movement (1955-1975)

The Civil Rights Movement (1955-1975)

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  1. The Civil Rights Movement (1955-1975)

  2. De Jure Segregation • Separation of races imposed by law • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) • “Separate but equal” (never the case)

  3. 1947-Jackie Robinson Integrates Major League Baseball

  4. Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Johnny Pesky, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, Jackie Robinson

  5. 1948-Desegregation of Military

  6. Roy Wilkins, Walter White & Thurgood Marshall

  7. Brown v. Board of Education (1954) • Supreme Court overturns Plessy v. Ferguson and states that “separate but equal” is unconstitutional

  8. Thurmond Marshall-1st Black Supreme Court Justice (1967-1991)

  9. White Citizens Councils

  10. Emmett Till Murder (Aug. 28, 1955)

  11. Rosa Parks

  12. Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956) • 1 yr. boycott of buses (carpooled, walked, biked) • Supreme Court rules segregated buses illegal

  13. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. • Leader of Mont. Boycott (Head of MIA) • Urged Civil Disobedience & Nonviolent protest

  14. MLK In Montgomery

  15. Conflict in Little Rock, AR (1957) • Central High • Integrate Schools; 9 black teenagers volunteer

  16. “Little Rock Nine”

  17. Conflict in Little Rock, AR (1957) • Central High • Integrate Schools; 9 black teenagers volunteer • Ark. Gov. refuses & sends in Nat’l Guard

  18. Conflict in Little Rock, AR (1957) • Central High • Integrate Schools; 9 black teenagers volunteer • Ark. Gov. refuses & sends in Nat’l Guard • Ike sends in Fed. Troops to integrate school

  19. Sit-Ins (1960)

  20. Freedom Riders (1961)

  21. Anniston, AL

  22. Birmingham, AL

  23. Integration of “Ole Miss” (1962) James Meredith

  24. Medgar Evers (1925-1963)

  25. Violence In Birmingham, AL (1963)

  26. MLK Arrested

  27. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”

  28. Letter from a Birmingham Jail • How long have blacks been waiting for their rights? (1 line) • What horrible things have blacks had to endure in that time? (3 lines) • Read the last paragraph, what is the difference between a just law and an unjust law? (3 lines) • What does King say about segregation? (3 lines)

  29. Eugene “Bull” Connor