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The Civil Rights Movement (1955-1975). De Jure Segregation. Separation of races imposed by law Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) “Separate but equal” (never the case). 1947-Jackie Robinson Integrates Major League Baseball.

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de jure segregation
De Jure Segregation
  • Separation of races imposed by law
  • Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)
    • “Separate but equal” (never the case)
slide14
Bobby Doerr, Joe Cronin, Johnny Pesky, Carl Yastrzemski, Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, Jackie Robinson
brown v board of education 1954
Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
  • Supreme Court overturns Plessy v. Ferguson and states that “separate but equal” is unconstitutional
montgomery bus boycott 1955 1956
Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956)
  • 1 yr. boycott of buses (carpooled, walked, biked)
  • Supreme Court rules segregated buses illegal
dr martin luther king jr
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Leader of Mont. Boycott (Head of MIA)
  • Urged Civil Disobedience & Nonviolent protest
conflict in little rock ar 1957
Conflict in Little Rock, AR (1957)
  • Central High
    • Integrate Schools; 9 black teenagers volunteer
conflict in little rock ar 19571
Conflict in Little Rock, AR (1957)
  • Central High
    • Integrate Schools; 9 black teenagers volunteer
    • Ark. Gov. refuses & sends in Nat’l Guard
conflict in little rock ar 19572
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
slide49
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)
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March

on

Washington

(Aug. 28, 1963)

slide58
MLK

1964 Nobel

Peace

Prize

Winner

voting rights act 1965
Voting Rights Act (1965)

*Literacy tests & poll taxes illegal

*Fed. Gov’t has power to oversee voter registration

& elections in Southern

states

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“I am the

greatest”

Muhammad Ali

stokely carmichael black power
Stokely Carmichael & “Black Power”

“Black”

“African-American”

Black is

Beautiful!

slide68
Tommie Smith & John Carlos at

the 1968 Summer Olympics

black panthers
Black Panthers

Bobby Seale

Huey Newton

slide74
MLK

RFK

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