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1950-1960:Civil Rights MovementBy: Faith Youngblood

Brown vs Board Education-In which the court declared state laws establishing seperate public schools for black and white students to be unconstiutional.

Rosa Parks-On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama she refused to obey bus driver's order to give up her seat in the colored section to a white passenger, Parks was not the first person to resist bus segregation.

Martin Luther King-Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.His strong belief in non-violent protest helped set the tone of the movement. Boycotts, protests, and marches were eventually effective, and much legislation was passed against racial discrimination.

Malcolm Xwas a black leader who, as a key spokesman for the Nation of Islam, epitomized the "Black Power" philosophy. By the early 1960s, he had grown frustrated with the non-violent, integrated struggle for civil rights and worried that blacks would ultimately lose control of their own movement.

Selma March-When about 600 people started a planned march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, on Sunday March 7, 1965, it was called a demonstration.

Freedom Riders-were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions

Civil Rights Act 1965-signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson , aimed to overcome legal barriers at the state and local levels that kept African Americans from using their right to vote under the 15th Amendment to the Constitution

Voting Rights Act 1965-The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting. It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the height of the American Civil Rights Movement on August 6, 1965.

The Sit In Movement-The basic plan of the sit-ins was that a group of students would go to a lunch counter and ask to be served. If they were, they'd move on to the next lunch counter. If they were not, they would not move until they had been. If they were arrested, a new group would take their place. The students always remained nonviolent and respectful.

What Advaces Have been Made?- The advances are not having segration at all and its good to not have to protest like they did back in this time period. Now we have full rights so there is no need for African Americans to fight.

Harry S. Truman-President during 1950,Harry S. Truman was born in Missouri on May 8, 1884. He was Franklin Delano Roosevelt's vice president for just 82 days before Roosevelt died and Truman became the 33rd president. In his first months in office he dropped the atomic bomb on Japan, ending World War II.


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