ZAM (Zena, April, Maddy)

  • Birth of the Ku Klux Klan

    Birth of the Ku Klux Klan
    In December of 1865 six college students founded the Ku Klux Klan. The Klan spread to every state in the south. The klan was to murder every black politicians and political leaders. The Klan beat, whipped, and murdered thousands of african americans, and persuaded thousands of others from voting. Blacks often tried to fight back, but they were out numbered and out gunned
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    on June 7, 1892 Homer Plessy was jailed for sitting in a whitecar on the railroad in Louisiana. Plessy purposely sat in the white section and confessed himself as black. He was arrested and the case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court. In 1896, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the case and held the Louisiana segregation statute constitutional.
  • Rosa Parks (Bus Boycott)

    Rosa Parks (Bus Boycott)
    The bus boycott lasted 361 days. It went from Decemeber 1, 1955 to Decemeber 20, 2012. When she was arrested she was fined $10, plus $4 in court fees just because she wanted to sit up front on the bus. She was standing up for what she believed in and she was judged for it. She felt disrespected and that her thoughts and opinions didnt matter to anyone else but her.
  • 13th, 14th, and 15th ammendments

    13th, 14th, and 15th ammendments
    The 13th ammendment states the abolsihment and prohibits any slavery, and with limited exceptons, prohibits involuntary solitude. The slaves have been freed by the Emancipation Proclamtion. the objective of the 13th ammendment was also very unusual. The 14th ammendment was first intended to secure rights for slaves. It does not exciplitly provide any procedure for loss of US citizenship. The 15th ammendment states that just because someone is different in color, they still can vote.
  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    Malcom's father, Earl had become apart of an activism that prompted death threats from the white supermastist black legion, forcing his family to relocate twice before his fourth birthday. Racial tensions increased rapidly in the 1960's. Malcom was an Islam leader. He traveled to Saudi Arabia and had a time that was life changing. Malcom was shot 15 times while at the manhattans audobon ballroom. Fifteen hundred people attended his funeral.
  • Martin Luther King

    Martin Luther King
    While living in Boston, he married Coretta Scott, and two children were born into the family. On December 21st, 1956 after the supreme court of the Uited states had declared unconstitutional laws requiring segregation on buses, negros and whites rode the buses as equals. During the times of the boycott, King was arrested, his home was bombed, and he was subjected to personal abuse, but at the same time; he emerged as a negro leader of the first rank.
  • Obama gets Elected

    Obama gets Elected
    <ahref='http://' When Obama was elected he won 52.9% of the popular vote, He was the 44th president to be elected and he was elected on Novemeber 4, 2004. He was 47 yearls old when he was elected. This was part of the civil rights movement because he was the first African American president to be elected. A crowd of 150,00 people crowded around that night in Chicago to see Obama being elected. Beginning about two hours before the official election it showed a positive trend, still known today,