Civil Rights Movement

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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the “separate but equal” doctrine that formed the basis for state-sanctioned discrimination, drawing national and international attention to African Americans. In the turbulent decade and a half that followed, civil rights activists used nonviolent protest and civil disobedience to bring about change, and the federal government made legislative headway with initiatives such as the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Civil Rights Act of 1968.
  • The Intergration of Ole Miss

    The Intergration of Ole Miss
    In late September 1962, after a legal battle, an African-American man named James Meredith attempted to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Chaos broke out on the Ole Miss campus, with riots ending in two dead, hundreds wounded and many others arrested, after the Kennedy administration called out some 31,000 National Guardsmen and other federal forces to enforce order.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally for Jobs and Freedom. Organized by a number of civil rights and religious groups, the event was used to shed light on the political and social challenges African Americans continued to face across the country.
  • Burmingham Church Bombing

    Burmingham Church Bombing
    Spet. 15 , 1963 at the 16th street baptist church, during a normal sunday service a meeting of black segregated civil rights leader were holding a meeting. Then a BOMB went off killing 4 young girls and many others injured. A violent break out between protesters and white folk brought atention to the government.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    n 1964, civil rights organizations including the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) and Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organized a voter registration drive, known as the Mississippi Summer Project, or Freedom Summer, aimed at dramatically increasing voter registration in Mississippi. The Freedom Summer, made of black Mississspians and more than 1,000 out-of-state, white volunteers, faced constant abuse and harrassment from Mississippis white population.
  • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

    Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
    -CORE was founded in the University of Chicago in 1942.
    -it lead most of the civil rights movements
    -they trained people who boycott in the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    -they created the Freedom Rides
    -CORE still helps blacks and antiwar movements today
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on August 6, 1965, aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote under the 15th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The act significantly widened the franchise and is considered among the most far-reaching pieces of civil rights legislation in U.S. history.
  • The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    just after 6 p.m.King was standing on the second-floor balcony of the Lorraine Motel, where he and associates were standing, when a sniper's bullet struck him in the neck. He was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour later, at the age of 39.