Demands for Civil Rights. Unit 5 Lesson 3. Objectives. Define key terms. Analyze the Plessy and Brown Supreme Court decisions. Compare the goals & strategies of early Civil Rights groups. Identify key events in the Civil Rights Movement. Warm Up.
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Define key terms.
Analyze the Plessyand Brown Supreme Court decisions.
Compare the goals & strategies of early Civil Rights groups.
Identify key events in the Civil Rights Movement.
What caused African Americans to demand greater civil rights after World War II?
Northern Migration – voting power in major cities
Role in WW2 labor
Reaction to Hitler’s racism
Plessy v Ferguson
Homer Plessy (1/8 black) arrested for violating segregation law b/c he bought ticket & boarded 1st class train.
Argued violation of 14th amendment (equal protection)
Ct ruled “separate but equal” facilities don’t infringe upon rights.
Use your books and smartphones to place the key events in chronological order.
Also, write a “catch phrase” that will help you remember the significance of these events.
Hand in to bin when complete
Which event do you think is most important to the history of civil rights in the US? Explain why.