FC: The Civil Rights Movement | by:Christa Sweeney/1
1: Table of Contents 1.Movement Overview 2.Movement Legacy 3. Why the 1960's? 4. Time line 5. Facts 6. Sources
2: Movement Overview | The Civil Rights movement was about racial discrimination between whites and blacks.Blacks and some whites fought for freedom,equal rights, and fair treatment of colored people.This movement lasted from 1955-1965.
3: Movement Legacy | leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcom X lead protests to encourage the people to practice their rights. Other people like Rosa Parks made it possible for people of color to have the rights they do today.
4: Why the 1960's? | I think that the reason so many movements took place in the 1960's is because it was a time of change. The 1950's dealt with a lot of people thinking women and blacks aren't viewed as the white men. Women weren't seen as their importance nor were colored people. I think people just got sick of it and decided it was time for a change.The colored people were ready for a change in the way they were treated. Also, this era was a time of experimenting. From the music to drugs,a lot of new things came out for people to try. The economy was in a good place so people had a lot more money than they had in past and were looking for fun new ways to spend it. Basically I believe people were looking for new ways to have fun and wanted to push boundaries. It was the time for change and the movements were the way to do it.
5: Timeline of Events | 1954-The American Supreme Court declared the segregation in public schools in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka as unconstitutional. 1955-Rosa Parks was an African American woman who refused to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was Arrested on December 1st because of the city rules. Because of this the bus boycott began. The bus segregation ordinance was declared unconstitutional. Segregation on interstate buses and trains was banned by Federal Interstate Commerce Commission. 1960-4 black college student were attending the "white only" sit-ins at the lunch counter of a Greensboro, North Carolina restaurant,where black people were not served. This sit-in protest movement started in February and spread all over the nation. Congress approved a watered down voting rights act. 1963-On August 28th a march on Washington thats purpose was to pressure the government and congress to speed up the civil rights problem.It was held at the nation's capital.Over 250,000 took part in this event.This was where Dr. King gave his most famous speech. 1965- A march was planned from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in order to demand a protection for the voting rights. Malcom X was murdered on February 21st, 1965. President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965. 1968-Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered by James EArl Ray in Memphis, Tennessee. 1979-A shoot-out in Greensboro, North Carolina, caused a death of five anti-Klan protesters. 12 Klansmen were charged for the murder. 1988-Congress passed the Civil Rights Restoration Act over President Reagan's veto.
6: Fun Facts | During the week of August 11-17th in a suburb of Los Angeles more than 200 dollars in damage along with 34 lives were taken due to racial riots.
7: Sources | http://www.funtrivia.com/en/World/Civil-Rights-18605.html http://faculty.smu.edu/dsimon/change-civ%20rtsb.html http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=97