In the 1940s a lot of members from the SNCC joined forces with the Congress of Racial Equality which was founded in Chicago.
Civil Rights Movement
The civil rights movement was a huge popular movement to secure for African Americans equal access.
The Brown Decision
The Brown v. Board of Education ushered in a new era in the struggle for the civil rights. They made decisions that outlawed racial segregation in public schools.
The Challenge to Social Segregation -Boycott
The nation was aware of the heightened struggle in the South. In 1955 blacks in Montgomery made a boycott the lasted 381 and was instigated by Rosa Parks
After the boycott the formation happened in 1957. It was the Southern Christian Leardership Conference in Atlanta was known as a national organization presided over by Martin Luther King Jr. Who was a black minister and the head of the SCLC. Martin would later be known as a central leader in the larger civil rights movement.
Founding of Another Organization.
In 1960 they founded another important organization an expanded the movement's participants to include college-age blacks.
Durring the middle of the 1960's the colored had the right to vote. Going into World War II, African Americans caused local efforts to exercise the right to vote but they were strong and someties violent.
The Congress of Racial Equality organized the Freedom Rides in 1961 which made black and white Freedom Riders board commercial busees in Washington D.C. They all went on a route to the south to test the 1960 Supreme Court desicion Boynton v. Virginia and that outlawed segregation in interstate transportation terminals.
The civil rights activists were paying more attention to race discrimination in the urban North and West.