Civil Rights Movement

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Civil Rights Movement


In 1960 a group of Black students decided to go and sit in a woolworth's all-white lunch bar and they asked to be served. The students sat there until they were dragged out, beaten up, or got arrested by the police. Martin Luther King himself was arrested and imprisoned. That idea of protest had spread and over 50,000 people had joined in across America.

Brown v. Board of Education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court had declared state laws establishing seprate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.Little Rock Nine was a group of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially, segregated school by Oval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas.

Montgomery Bus

The Montgomery Bus Boycott is a serminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Mongomery, Alabama.


NAACP means National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. NAACP is an African-American civil rights organization in the United States.SCLC is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC was closely associated with its first president, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. SCLC means Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Civil Rights Movements


The Jim Crow laws was racial segregation laws enacted between the years 1876 and 1965 in the United States at the state and local level. The laws are in schools.James Farmer was a civil rights activist and a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. James was the initiator and organizer of the 1961 Freedom ride, which fed to the desegregation of inter-state transport in the United States.Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement". February 4th is Rosa's birthday and the day she was arrested, December 1st, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in the U.S sates of Californa and Ohio.The Freedom Rides 1961.A group of young people, both Blacks and Whites, sat out on 'Freedom Rides' across America. They rode together on Greyhound buses through the Southern States like Mississippi and Alabama where Blacks and Whites were still kept apart on buses and in bus stations. The 'Freedom Riders' had been beaten up, buses were burned and there was a riot in Montgomery but there was a lot of publicity was gained for their cause. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist , a leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movements and a humanitarian. Martin was know for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. Martin was born Michael King, but his father changed his name in honor of German reeformer Martin Luther.Martin led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Confercnce in 1957 , serving as its first president.

Sit-ups 1960


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