Recent Event Highlights: Voting Rights Act, Freedom Summer, and 23 more...
Created by Berry78 on Apr 18, 2011
Last updated: 04/26/11 at 10:58 AM
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After winning the 200 m race, while standing on the podium recieving his medal, Tommy Smith raised his fist with a black glove on it. The two medalists wore a variety of symbolistic items of apparel representing Black Pride. They represented the Black Americans, and now considered themselves, just Americans.
Prohibited discrimination in the sales, rentals, and financing of houses or other transactions, based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status. Allowed for more equality to go throughout the nation.
One morning, King was assassinated for his speeches and protest against segregation. In outrage of the murder, many blacks took to the streets throughout the country in a massive wave of riots.
First African American to be a Supreme Court Justice. This was a sign that actual change was going on to fight descrimination.
Achieved a national and international impact through its strong "black power" movement. The group became a strong symbol of young militant African Americans. They had people patroling neighborgoods to protect people from peace and basically attempt to use force to protect Blacks civil rights.
Strengthened african american voting rights. Banned literacy tests aand empowered the federal government to oversee voting registration.
A major campaign in Selma, Alabama with hoppes to pressure the federeal government into enacting voting rights legislation. There were many confrontations due to the protests. The first confrontation was calledc "Bloody Sunday".
Malcom X was assassinated by Black Muslims while he was adressing his organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Because Malcom X switched from the Black Muslims, they came and shot him because he left them after starting them and started being against it.
This was a major campaign that included about 1,000 volunteers of mostly black and white students. They were all to swarm Mississippi. Their main focus was to register African Americans to vote. THey also formed the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
A massive demonstration to pressure congress to pass the new civil rights bill. more than 200,000 demonstraters showed up. Highlight of the day was when Martin Luther King Jr took the podium and gave his long-lived speech. He gave an idea of a colorblind country.
James Meredith won a federal court case that ordered the university to desegregate. Meredeth and Evers were both shot, and their shootings stand as reminders of the high costs of fighting racial discrimination.
Prohibited the Congress and states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax. This made it where you didnt have to have a lot of money to be able to vote.
CORE had riders set off in two buses from DC going to New Orleans. While they were on their route, they defied segregationist codes. They used white restrooms and sat in white seats in the bus station. They continued protesting by defieing laws.
Supreme Court ruled segregation on buses and in waiting rooms was illegal. Civil rights activists now wanted to test the federal government's willingness to enforce their laws.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Movements that invloved african americans trying to defeat white racism and tried to obtain equality. They did sit-ins.
A group of african americans students were enrolling in school and were initially prevented from entering it from the government. Required troops to protect them on their first day of school. First African Americans to go to a segregated school.
Made up of a bunch of African American ministers who spoke out during the struggle. Organized series of protests which helped congress pass civil rights legislation.
The law created the United States Civil Rights Commission. They had the power to investigate violations of the Civil Rights. Also proteected the voting rights of African Americans.
This waas a political and social protest against the transportation systems. African Americans went on a one day protest where they didnt ride any bus's to show their opposition to Parks' arrest!
Young man was murdered and mutilated because he was seen flirting with a white woman. This showed that there was still a lot of discrimination and segregationin our nation.
This was a monumental decision of the Supreme Court saying that state laws of segregating schools for different races of students was unconstitutional. This allowed african american students the equal opportunity for a good education as white students.
Group of African Americans who felt convicted that they could gain civil rights without being violent. It irganized protests against segregation.
African American religious movement that started out of Detroit, MI. The idea was to set out and crate better living conditions for African Americans.
An organization of mixed races founded to abolish segregation. Tried to achieve political and civil rights for African Americans.
The supreme court had ruled segregation by law was constitutional. The only thing that made it legal was that the could segregate them only if the facilities were "seperate but equal."