The Civil Rights

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The Civil Rights

The Civil RightsMarissa Garza

Martin Luther King Jr.

Rosa Parks

Martin Luther King Jr.was born on January 15, 1929. He decided to go down south to work as the Pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, in Montgomery, Alabama. Montgomery started its own bus boycott. The group that organized the bus boycott was called the Montgomery Improvement Association. He was chosen as the president. Thats how he started to make a differnece.

Mary Mcleod Bethune

Jesse Jackson

Dred Scott

April 16, 1963-Martin Luther King was arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham.

July 2, 1964-President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The most sweeping civil rights legislation since Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin.

In 1955 a 42 year old black woman named Rosa Parks lived in Montgomery, Alabama.One evening, Rosa was riding in the colored section at the back of the bus. Once all the seats were filled at the front of the bus for the white people the bus driver asked her to move to the back of the bus. She refused and then was arrested, this started the bus boycotts.

Dred Scott was born a slave in 1795. He was one of many slaves owned by Peter Blow, a plantation owner in Missouri. After Blow died Dred was sent to John Emerson’s plantation.Emerson took Scott with him to Illinois and then the free territory of Wisconsin before returning to Missouri. Soon after Emerson and Dred Scott arrived in Missouri, Emerson died. When Emerson died, Dred Scott asked his widow for his freedom. After he was turned down, he decided to sue the family for his freedom, in 1846.

Jesse Jackson worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. to get equal jobs for Blacks. He fought for that power by being the second black American to run for President.

Mary McLeod Bethune created schools for black students and worked with several US presidents to make sure all children received a good education. She made a huge difference.

In September 1957 a Central High School learns that integration is easier said than done. Nine black students are blocked from entering the school on the orders of Governor Orval Faubus.

August 1955-Fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till is visiting family in Mississippi when he is kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot,and dumped in the Tallahatchie River for allegedly whistling at a white woman.

In 1941, Philip Randolph threatened to stage an all-black March on Washington unless President Franklin D. Roosevelt acted to end racial discrimination in employment and racial segregation.


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