kendras civil rights movement

  • The Jim Crow Laws

    The Jim Crow Laws
    These laws actually got put in place before the movement and they were know as Jim Crow laws. They made restrictions on black voting and left the black population economically and politically powerless.
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    Civil Rights Movement

    A mass popular movement to secure for African Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights of U.S. citizenship.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    This all started when a little black girl named Linda Brown was forced to walk six blocks to her bus stop and then it was one mile to her segregated black school. Her father Olive Brown tried to enrole her in a closer school, but was not able to. So, Brown took the Board of Education to court and won the case.
  • Boycott on the Buses...

    Boycott on the Buses...
    In 1955 African Americans organized a boycott against city buses in protest of the policy segregated seating in Montgomery, Alabama. This lasted 381 days but it all started when a black seamstress named Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white man.
  • It all started.....

    It all started.....
    The Civil Rights Movement started in 1955 when African Americans started protesting about their rights. Like how Rosa Parks wouldn't give up her seat on the bus.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    On December 1, 1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man after all of the white seats were filled. Even when the bus driver got involved, she would not move. Rosa and others started the Montgumery Bus Boycott.
  • When it peaked...

    When it peaked...
    The Civil Rights got at its worst when and it peaked in the 1950s to the 1960s. African American and white women and men led the movement at national and local levels.
  • Voting Rights

    Voting Rights
    In the mid- 1960s, black voters in the South remained disfranchised. African Americans tried to get the right to vote, but the local white people decided agasinst that with their words and sometimes violence.
  • The SNCC and the CORE

    The SNCC and the CORE
    When the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) joined forces with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the CORE organized the Freedom Riders. The whtie and black Riders going to test transportation termials in Boynton Virginia and although they were beaten, arrested, and one bus burned, the Freedom Riders were succesful and enforced the ruling in Boynton.
  • Victory!

    President Lyndon Johnson maneuvered the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through Congress. It was a major victory for African Americans. Segregation in public places and prohibited racial and gender discrimination in emplyment practices.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous speech "I have a dream" on August 28, 1964 to try to help blacks against rights.