Recent Event Highlights: Freedom Summer, and 15 more...
Created by whitdelo on Apr 16, 2011
Last updated: 04/19/11 at 09:44 AM
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This was put into place to keep people from having to pay to vote. The money was put into place to keep blacks from voting because they couldn’t afford it. Even after this was put into place though some blacks continued not to vote.
This was put into place to provide good housing for everyone. Renters and home sellers were no longer able to discriminate against people based on gender or race or ect. They had to allow equality for everyone interested in home buying.
This year was a first for many. It was the first time a developing country was made allowed to host. It was also the first time that many different races had been allowed to participate in the event.
He had gone through many threats because of what he believed in, but ultimately someone killed him in spite. His family believed the one who was arrested was innocent after all. Many believe that the law enforcement were actually the ones responsible for all of the commotion.
The party created laws specifically to provide for the safety of African Americans. They had their own newspaper and were very specific on what they accepted and disregarded considering their race.
He was the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court. He was a judge and also a lawyer, and he was known for his role in the Brown v. Board of Education. He was eventually nominated as president of the court.
People marched in Alabama to the state capital to show their support in African Americans voting. They were protesting the death of a man killed for protecting his mother. The marches were brutally attacked on their way to vote in front of everyone, for all to see.
The X represented the name he once had that was taken from him when he was a slave. He was pro black, but agreed to have some association with whites. The people he used to reside with were disgusted with his decision to be okay with the other people, and he was killed for that reason.
This act to away the segregation from voting. It provided everyone with an equal opportunity to give their opinion in the form of voting. The fear stayed present though even after this was passed.
This was an attempt to gather blacks from everywhere and encourage them to vote. There were houses set up all over by volunteers that were there to help other blacks in need of necessities.
Civil Rights Acts were acts that were put into place for the well being of others. They provided rules for everyone and things that everyone should have the freedom to have. These were put into place to keep some sense of peace.
This march was one where people went to make how they felt known. Dr. King gave his “I Have a Dream” speech at this convention. It was feared that the rally would get out of hand, but even with the extreme number of people there was an equality of peace.
Even when blacks were allowed the same freedoms as white few were willing to make the risk of actually putting it to the test. When one student was so fed up with the lack of initiative in gaining civil rights he applied to a college. He wanted to put pressure on the government and make sure he was being granted the freedom he was told he had.
People who opposed segregation were known as freedom riders. These were the people who started in one area where blacks and whites were free to ride together and went into an area where blacks and whites must be separated. Freedom riders did just that; they rode for their freedom no matter what the cost.
This was a court case that turned a black man free when he was accused of trespassing in a white only section after segregation was eliminated. This case was followed by what was called freedom rides. Freedom rides were blacks and whites riding in the same option of transportation to oppose segregation.
This was a group led by people who wanted to raise money and awareness. Many of them staged protests and sit ins to show their beliefs and to prove a point. They played a leading role in the March on Washington.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference was a group of people who were fighting to end all segregation. It encouraged blacks to disregard anything that would make them segregate. This organization eventually became open to all people whom supported it.
This was a group of students who enrolled to Little Rock High School. They were ridiculed for trying to be a part of a previously all white high school. One of these 9 were the first African Americans to ever graduate from high school.
This followed Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man. Blacks joined together and refused to use the bus system for over 300 days. Each found alternate transportation in an effort of protest and making a point.
This was a little boy who was not used to such harsh segregation. He even had a white friend. He was dared to go speak to a white woman in a store, and when he did he instantly forgot about it. Later the police discovered his body brutally beaten and slaughtered. Two men were arrested for it, but the courts didn’t find them guilty because they were white men being accused by a black woman.
This was the case that made it legal for blacks and whites to go to school together. There was an uproar, and regardless of what this court case said went, there were people who continued to believe how they did about blacks and whites needing to be separated.
Congress of Racial Equality is an organization that helped during the civil rights movement. Admission is still granted today if you believe all people are created equal and want to make the world an equal society.
A religious movement for blacks that accepted no drugs or alcohol. It also demanded separation of the races. It was eventually renamed the American Society of Islam and let go of some of it’s customs.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is the oldest civil rights organization. It works to provide people with equal civil rights at all times no matter what the subject.
This case brought about a law making all separate functions in life for blacks and whites. It supported segregation, but was overturned in 1954.