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The Civil Rights Movement In The USA

1. Introduction

2. The Jim Crow Laws

3. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

4 Jesse Owens

5. Brown v. the Board of Education

6. Monotgomery Bus Boycott

7. 1957 A Moment that brought everyone to tears

8. President John F.

Kennedy Quote

9. Martin Luther King Jr. Quote

10. Six-day riot

11. Malcolm X Quote

12. Barak Obama Quote

13. Timelines

Table of contents

14. Internet Resourses

What was the Civil Rights Movement ?


The end of the American Civil War in 1865 meant the end of slavery, but african Americans were in for a long struggle before they were finally awarded equal rights.

* 13th Amendment abolishing slavery is certified by the Secretary of State

* An old newspaper from The New-York Times, about the Abolition of Slavery

Jim Crow Laws

- Jim Crow laws were a collection of state and local statutes that legalized racial segregation.

- Named after a Black minstrel show character
- existed for about 100 years
- meant to marginalize African Americans

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

- Created by Prominent White and Black companions in 1909

- the goal was to increase racial equality
- worked for the abolition of segregation and discrimination

Ku Klux Klan

- Also known as the KKK

- hate organization
- White surpremisit group

James Clevland Owens

-Was a sportsman

- Won 4 gold medals at the 1930 Olympics in Berlin, Germany
-faced many hardships to get to where he was
( due to segregation and racism )


Brown v. the Board of Education

- This Class action suit filed in 1951, asked that segregation in schools be struck down.

- It was taken to the surpreme court
- The case resulted in the first intergrated school in the United States
- it opened in fall 1955

Rosa Parks

- She was an American activist in the Civil Rights Movement

- shes best known for her role in the Monotgomery bus boycott
( She refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man )
- She is also called the mother of the Civil Rights Movement

1957-A Moment that brought everyone to tears

- High school in Arkansas admitted African American students

- nicknamed ''The Little Rock Nine''
- Protested by fellow students, the govenor, and even the national gaurd

President Dwight D. Eisenhower


Protests against black students

President John F. Kennedy


Attorny General Robert F. Kennedy


A great change is at hand, and our task, our obligation, is to make that revolution, that change, peaceful and constructiv for all



- John F. Kennedy

Civil Rights Bill To Congress

Who was Martin Luther King Jr. ?

- was an American Baptist minister and activist

- became the most visible spokesman and leader in the civil rights movement
- from 1955 until his assassination in 1968

With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our brotherhood



- Martin Luther King Jr.

Six-Day riot

- on August 11th

- in Los Angeles neighborhood of Watts
- resulted is 34 deaths
- sign of a period of racially motivated violence
- accurd in mid- to late 1960s

Black Panther Party

- founded in October 1966 in Oakland, California

- founded by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale
- It was a revolutionary organization with an ideology of Black nationalism, socialism, and armed self-defense, particularly against police brutality
- goal was to protect residents from acts of police brutality
- followed the principles set forth by Malcolm X

Huey P. Newton

Eldridge Cleaver

Bobby Seale

Leaders of he Black Panther Party

Malcolm X

- was an African American leader in the civil rights movement, minister, and supporter of Black nationalism

- was a prominent figure in the 1950s
- real name is Malcolm Little

black people are dissatisfied, they'er dissatisfied with not only the white man but they'er dissatisfied with these Negros who have been sitting around poseing as leaders and spocksmen for black people and actually making the problem worse instead of making the problem better



- Malcolm X

This is the meaning of Liberty and our creed, why men and women and children of every race and faith can join in celebration [...] and why a man whose father no less than sixty years ago might not have been served at a local restaurant, can now stand before you to take a most sacred oath.



- Barak Obama

What did the civil rights movement accomplish?

- ended segregation in public places

- banned employment discrimination
- gained equal rights

So what was

The Civil Rights Movement?

It was a struggle for social justice, a struggle to abolish institutional racial segregation, discrimination, and disenfranchisement throughout the United States. A struggle to gain equal rights.


End of slavery


All black males were allowed to voted


The Surprem court


Jim Crow







Jesse Owens


Segregation Struck down

First integrated school



Bus Boycott


Little Rock Nine


Universaties begang intergrating


Civil Rights Bill to congress

March on Washington



Voting Rights act

Timeline Page 2


Neighborhood of Watts


Malcolm X assasination


Martin Luther King Jr. assasination


Rober Kennedy assasination


Barak Obama

Timeline Page 3

Internet Resourses



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