Recent Event Highlights: Voting Rights Act, Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Act, and 21 more...
Created by blumeall000 on Apr 15, 2011
Last updated: 04/20/11 at 12:12 PM
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Tommie Smith and John Carlos did black power salute on the medal stand. As a result in their silent protest, Smith and Carlos were stripped of their medals, becoming the only athletes to be punished in thaat way for political reasons by the US Olympic Committe.
Martin was standing on his balcony of his room in Memphis, Ten. He was shot and found sprawled out on the floor below his balcony. After the world heard about this violence and controversy followed.
Prohibits housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, and national orgin. This law requires owners of house facilities to make reasonable exception in their policies and operations to afford people with disabilities equal housing opportunities.
Marshall was the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court and did so for twenty four years. He was instrumental in numerous civil rights cases and argues the Brown V. Board of Education case and won.
Sought to build a community through service to the people. The groups provocative rehetoric, miliitant posture, and cultural and political flourishes permanently altered the contours of AMerican Identity. Tgis organization initially set forth a doctrine calling primarily for the protection of black neighborhoods from police brutality.
This act outlawed discfriminatory voting practices that had ben responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African-Americans in the U.S. This law banned literacy tests and empowered the federal government to oversee voter registration.
People where marching the 54 miles in protest to the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson and unfair voter registration practices. Police attacked the marchers with dogs and clubs making this event known as "Bloody Sunday."
In New York City Malcolm X, an black nationalist and religious leader was killed by rival black Muslims. They shot him while he was speaking at a rally of his organization.
Campaign in the U.S. launched to attempt to register as many African-American voters as possible in Mississippi. This campaign failed but had a signigicant effect on the course of the Civil Rights Movements.
This amendment prohibits both congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax. The amendment was proposed by Congress to the states on August 27, 1962, and was ratified by the states on Januaray 23, 1964.
Peaceful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and economic equality for blacks. The march was a success and was a big part of the Civil Rights.
Riots erupted on the campus of the University of Mississippi where locals, students, and committed segregationists had gathered to prtedt the enrollment of James Meredith, a black air force veteran attempting to integrate the all-white schools. The U.S. Court of Appeals issued a decision ordering the school to admit Meredith the following fall. He became the first black to graduate from this school.
CORE undertook a new tactic aimed at desegregating public transportation throughout the south. They endured brutality and jail terms but generated more publicity and inspired dozen more freedom rides. At the end of the summer the Interstate Commerce Commision issued ruled prohibiting segregated transportation facilities.
The case overturned a judgement convicting an African-American law student for trespassing by being in a restaurant in a bus terminal which was "whites only." The decision supporting federal government actions in desegregating certain public facilities paved the way for futher civil rights activism. The court ruled in favor of Boynton.
They were dedicated to nonviolent, direct-action tactics. SNCC and SCLC worked side by side to change America and eliminate discrimination.
Judge Ronald N. Davies granted the NAACP lawyers the right to fight back against Governor Faubus. It stopped him from using the National Guard to stop the students from entering the high school.
There are 3 civil rights act including 1957, 1960, and 1964. The 1957 act ensured that all blacks could exercise their right to vote. The 1960 act introduced peraltied to be levied against anybody who abstructed someones attempt to vote or register to vote. The 1964 act outlawed major forms of discrimination againist blacks and women.
Founded by Martin Luther King Jr., Charles State, and etc. They tried to promote nonviolent resistance to discrimination and segregation. They became a major force in organizing the Civil Rights movenment.
The blacks of Montgomery, Alabama, decided that they would boycott the city buses until they could sit anywhere they wanted without having to go to the back when a white passanger got on. This ended bus segregation and was an important victory for blacks.
A 14 year old boy named Emmitt Till was murdered in a Chicago. He was dared by his friends to flirt with a white woman by saying "bye baby" as he left a store. A few night later that women and her brother kidnapped and murdered Emmitt. Although you could tell the women was guilty they were found not guilty by all white all male jury.
This case is about combining black and white schools together. There was really five cases all combined into this one important case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The court ruled in favor of combining the schools together and making it all equal.
An organization that pioneered the strategy of nonviolent direct action. They organized sit-ins, jail-ins, and freedom rides.
African-American religious movement foundeed by Muhammad. Het set out to improve the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition for black men and women.
This was created so there would be an aggressive watchdog of Negro liberties. They helped persuade more than 80,000 African Americans to vote.
This case gave legal standing to the idea of separate but equal. This doctrine required that any serparate facilities had to be of equal quality. This decision would be used as a precendent until 1954