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Unformatted text preview: The Civil Rights Movement The Civil Rights Movement
19471968 Discuss some of the main events, issues, and controversies of the Civil Rights movement. How & why did the movement succeed in bringing about legislative change in the 1950s and 1960s? Rise of the Civil Rights Era Rise of the Civil Rights Era Civil Rights and the Truman Administration
To Secure These Rights, 1948 Armed Forces and Federal Hiring Civil Rights & Election of 1948 Jackie Robinson (1947) The time has arrived for the Democratic Party to get out of the shadow of states’ rights and walk forthrightly into the bright sunshine of human rights. Hubert Humphrey (Mayor of Minneapolis) Dixiecrats – Strom Thurmond Rise of the Civil Rights Era Rise of the Civil Rights Era Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Earl Warren Brown II “All deliberate speed” (1955) Southern resistance Little Rock – September 1957 Rise of the Civil Rights Era Rise of the Civil Rights Era Montgomery Bus Boycott (19556) Martin Luther King, Jr. Rosa Parks Black Churches “persuasion, not coercion” Stride Towards Freedom Expanding Protests Expanding Protests Civil Rights Groups Mass Media Sit Ins Freedom Rides Nonviolence Southern Christian Leadership Conference Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) Desegregating Atlanta Desegregating Atlanta Mayor William Hartsfield 1961, “The City Too Busy to Hate” Escalation of Movement Escalation of Movement JFK & the “Solid South” Birmingham, AL 1963 Robert Kennedy, Attorney General March on Washington “I have a Dream” 1964 – MLK – Nobel Peace Prize Bull Connor “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” Church bombings The Cold War and Civil Rights The Cold War and Civil Rights Soviet Propaganda British Empire African Decolonization Black Separatism Black Separatism Elijah Muhammad – Nation of Islam Malcolm X Legal Successes Legal Successes Desegregation Progresses LBJ & the Great Society Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, 1964 & 1965 Freedom Summer 1964 Freedom Summer 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1964 Voting Rights & the Mississippi Summer Project Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) Selma, Alabama 1965 Selma, Alabama 1965 Selma March for Voting Rights Jim Clark Voting Rights Act, 1965 The Changing Movement The Changing Movement De facto Segregation Affirmative Action (1965) Urban Violence Black Power Civil Rights Schism Legacy of Civil Rights Legacy of Civil Rights De jure and de facto change Spurred other movements ...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2009 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.
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