Civil Rights Movement

  • Declaration of Independence

    Declaration of Independence
  • Abraham Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was an American lawyer, politician, and statesman who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865.
  • What to the Slave is the Forth of July?

    What to the Slave is the Forth of July?
    Fredrick Douglas
  • Civil War

    Civil War
    Starting from April 1861 and ending 1865, the Civil War was one of if not the bloodiest and most casualty heavy war in U.S. history.This was between the northern states and the southern states differing opinions on slavery. The two differing sides split into two different powers one being the Union(the north) and the other being the Confederacy(the south).
  • Reconstruction

    At the end of the Civil War, the United States was still a very divided place. 700,000 people had died in a bitter fight over slavery. Reconstruction was the political process meant to bring the country back together. Even though slaves were technically free they weren't equal.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

    Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
    Abraham Lincoln
  • W.E.B. Du Bois

    W.E.B. Du Bois
    William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was an American sociologist, socialist, historian, and Pan-Africanist civil rights activist. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give her bus seat to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. This seemingly small act triggered civil rights protests across America and earned Rosa Parks the title "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a prominent figure during the civil rights movement. A spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964, he was a vocal advocate for Black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the Black community.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, and political philosopher who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. He is one of the most influential African American rights activists during the 50's and 60's. King was known for his non-violent approach or protest. He would do marches and speech to get his point across.
  • A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America by:Terry Gross

    A 'Forgotten History' Of How The U.S. Government Segregated America by:Terry Gross
    In 1933, faced with a housing shortage, the federal government began a program explicitly designed to increase and segregate America's housing stock. In Richard Rothstein's book, The Color of Law he states that the Federal Housing Administration of the FHA refused to insure mortgages to or near African American neighborhoods.
  • The Zoot Suit Riots and Wartime Los Angeles

    The Zoot Suit Riots and Wartime Los Angeles
    The Zoot Suit Riots were a series of riots that took place from June 3–8, 1943, in Los Angeles, California, United States, involving American servicemen stationed in Southern California and young Latino and Mexican American city residents. Famous Zoot suiters were Cab Calloway and Count Basie, performers in the 1940's.
  • Letter to my Nephew

    Letter to my Nephew
    James Baldwin
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act was passed 1964 following President John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963. The act prohibited discrimination do to beliefs on race, religion, sex, or nationality. This was important for multiple situations including the work force which called for equal pay and not being able to fire or hire someone specifically on how they look, appear, or believe in.
  • Between the World and Me

    Between the World and Me
    Ta-Nehisi Coates