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Civil Rights Movement

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FC: Civil Rights Project By: Emily Ashley

1: Table of Contents Definitions 2-3 Montgomery Bus 4-5 Boycott Martin Luther King Jr. 6-7 Burmingham Church 7-8 Bombing " I Have A Dream " 10-11 15th Amendment 12-13

2: Definitions 1. assassination- the murder of a public figure, by surprise attack 2. boycotts- to join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish 3. integration-the bringing of different racial or ethnic groups into free and equal association 4. nonviolence- the philosophy, policy, or practice of rejecting violence in favor of peacefulactions as a means of gaining one's ends. 5. protest- to express strong objections to something

3: 6. prejudice- an adverse judgement or opinion formed unfairly or before one knows the facts 7. racism- the belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others 8. segregation- the policy and practice of segregating a race, as in schools, housing, and industry, especially so as ot discriminate against people of color in a mostly white society

4: Montgomery Bus Boycott In December of 1955, 42,000 black residents of Montgomery began a year long boycott of city buses to protest racially segregated seating. After having to take taxis, carpool and walk for 381 days the won their fight to desegregate seating in the public buses. the protest was first started when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man. The protest was organized by the Women's Political Council, as a one-day boycott to coincide with the trail of Rosa Parks.

6: Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Pictures

7: Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived an amazing life. At age 33 he worked with President John Kennedy on the Civil Rights case. Then at age 34 he amazed the nation with his " I Have A Dream " speech. When he was 35 he won the Nobel Peace Prize.

8: Burmingham Church Bombing On September 15, 1963 a church was bombed in Burmingham, Alabama. The bomb killed four young girls, who were attending Sunday School, their names were Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley, Carloe Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins aged 11 to 14.

9: Burmingham Church Bombing Thomas Blanton and Bobby Frank Cherry were convicted of four counts of murder and were sentenced to a life in prison.The church was a civil rights meeting place.

10: " I Have A Dream" " I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not ve judged by the color of their skin but by the content of there character."

11: Martin Luther King Jr. wrote the " I Have A Dream " speech. This is part of what we are studying because it's highlight of what we are learning and it's part of the reason why we today aren't dealing with the Civil Rights Movement today.

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13: 15th Amendment The 15th Amendment to the Constitution gave African American men the right to vote by declaring that the " right of citizensof the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of rac, color or previous condition of servitude."

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