Recent Event Highlights: Voting Rights Act, Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Act, and 22 more...
Created by free2rhyme10193 on Apr 18, 2011
Last updated: 04/26/11 at 05:10 AM
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The Fair Housing Act of 1968 banned any discrimination of, race, gender, origin, etc. when selling, renting out, or loaning houses or appartments. The act was proposed because some real-estate workers and people renting out houses denied certain races from purchasing their homes,
Two African American athletes raised black gloves and bowed their heads to protest the racism happening in the U.S. The atheletes wanted to show the world the unfairness that was going on. This helped civil rights activists because then the rest of the world can tighten the pressure on Americans to get their civil disputes in order.
Some one decided to kill Martin Luther King Jr. , obviously because they disagreed for the freedoms he stood for. Martin Luther King Jr. was one who most people saw to change the civil rights movement for African Americans. This murder cause African Americans to strive harder for their civil rights.
Thurgood Marshall was a very powerful civil rights advocate. He fought in the Supreme Court in his years as a lawyer. He was one of the leaging speakers who wanted to end segregation. When he became Supreme Court Justice, minorities felt honored and gained newly found trust in the governmental system.
The Black Panther Party was created by African Americans who protested against racist acts. The Blank Panthers were a more agressive civil rights group that used destructive weapons when needed. They helped protect African Americans from police brutality and they started a free breakfast progam for African American children that could not afford food.
The Voting Rights Act was the end of a very long battle between those empowered and the minority races in the United States. The Act acomplished banning literacy tests and allowing assitance to people who's native language is not english. This act gave hope to minorities all over the u.s. who didn't think that they would ever be equal to the white majority.
A group of civil rights activists wanted to continue their three day march to stand up for their rights. The police and low officials disagreed and wanted to make sure the group couldn't go any further and used weapons and brutality to beat the demonstrators. This showed the northern population at what lengths the south would go to, to stop the civil rights of African Americans.
Malcom X was an advocate for civil rights, but for the majority of his life he believed in seperating whites and blacks. Malcom was a leader in the Nation of Islam and inspired Black Panthers, who were millitant fighters of civil rights. Malcom X began to more for non-violence and a Nation of Islam follower felt betrayed and killed Malcom X. This showed America that there was even opposition on he African American side of this racial battle.
The freedom summer was a group of students who traveled to the deep south to register African American voters. Since the mass majority of the deep south were African Americans, white southeners didn't wan this to happen. Some people were murdered to prevent the spread of registered voters. The freedom summer gave African Americans a chance to adress their vocie in the government.
This Act made it illegal for any racial discrimination to occur in any public places. It was a massive step on the road to equality for African Americans.
The twenty fourth amendment ended all taxes on voting in the United States of America. The amendment was proposed because officials in the southern part of the u.s. used poll taxes to keep African Americans from voting. The twenty fourth amendment helped African Americans from some discremenatory actions and gave them the freedom an American citizen deserves.
The March was an extremely monumental part in the civil rights movement. This demonstation was a huge point in history for Martin Luther King Jr. when he he made his, "I had a dream" speech. This was a demonstration for the government to see how many cruelities African Americans still had to face.
The govener of Mississippi refused to allow an African American student, James Meredith to go to the college. The state then began a battle with the federal government that ended in two deaths. This showed how colleges had gone too far and helped the country intergrate colleges across the country.
The Freedom rides were when a group of college students decided to take bus rides through the deep south and use white only bus stops. They traveled to see if the desegregation laws were being followed. This voyage helped open the government's eyes to how truly the southerners listened.
Interstate bus riders had to go to segregated bus stations that had seperate but not equal facilities. The law passed and ruled that the facilities in a bus station could not be segregated. This was an advancement into not only intergrating schools but public places as well.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee was created so young activists can support civil rights and protest in a nonviolent manner. It can be traced back to a sit-in performed by Black college students who were refused service and did not leave until the diner closed. The SNCC gave an oppurtunity for college students to participate in civil rights movements in history such as, March On Washington, the Freedom Ballot, and Freedom Rides.
The govenor of Arkansas refused to allow nine African American students to enter the college, even though the law had passed for desegregation. President Eisenhower sent troops to ensure the students were safely brought into the school. This was a big step in the civil rights movement with the president's support.
The very start of the SCLC happened during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The president of SCLC was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They fought for nonviolent intergration.
The boycott was inspired by Rosa Parks when she refused to give up her bus seat. Martin Luther King Jr. lead to boycott and engouraged all African Americans to not use the public buses. Because the majority of the bus riders were black, this helped to the creation of desegregation laws.
The murder of Emmmett Till was an act of pure, unjustifiable racism. Emmett Till was killed simply because he was joking around and said, "Bye, baby". Emmet Till's dealth showed that although African Americans were given freedom after the Civil War, they were denied the same treatment of other u.s. citizens. This act was a step too far.
This case challlenged the "seperate but equal" policy, claiming that although th accomidiations for African Americans and caucasions were seperate, they were not equal. African American students textbooks were less acurate, their water fountains would be found dirty, and so on, so forth. The end of the trial ended segregation in school systems and gave children equal oppurtunities to learn.
Origanization that stood for, Congress of Racial Equality and was created by, James R. Robinson, James L. Farmer Jr., Joe Guinn, and Homer Jack. The organization was founded soley by volunteers who believed in the issue at hand. They participated in several civil rights movements such as, Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, March on Washington, etc.
Gave African Americans their own religion. It made them feel more connected to their African roots. Some civil rights activists advocated for the Nation of Islam, such as, Malcom X.
Organization was created to protect the civil rights of people. They believed in, "ending discrimination through legal action. They were lead to fight against segregration by Thurgood Marshall.
Jim Crow laws, which denied African Americans the same rights as caucasions, were considered legal. This trial adopted the "seperate but equal" theory to be constitutional. In reality, the facilities were never equal between blacks and whites.