ch_29 - QUIT 29 Civil Rights CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT...

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29 Civil Rights QUIT CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT WITH HISTORY TIME LINE VISUAL SUMMARY SECTION Taking on Segregation 1 SECTION The Triumphs of a Crusade 2 SECTION Challenges and Changes in the Movement 3 MAP GRAPH
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29 Civil Rights HOME CHAPTER OBJECTIVE To understand the African-American struggle for civil rights during the 1950s and 1960s
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29 W I T H H I S T O R Y I N T E R A C T What rights are worth fighting for? Examine the Issues The year is 1960, and segregation divides the nation’s people. African Americans are denied access to jobs and housing and are refused service at restaurants and stores. But the voices of the oppressed rise up in the churches and in the streets, demanding civil rights for all Americans. • What are the risks of demanding rights? • Are all Americans entitled to the same civil rights? HOME • Why might some people fight against equal rights? Civil Rights
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29 The United States The World 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision orders the desegregation of public schools. 1957 School desegregation crisis occurs in Little Rock, Arkansas. 1957 African nation of Ghana wins independence. 1960 John F. Kennedy is elected president. TIME LINE HOME 1959 Fidel Castro assumes power in Cuba. continued . . . 1955 Montgomery bus boycott begins. 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower is reelected. 1956 Suez Canal crisis occurs in Egypt. 1963 Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president upon John F. Kennedy’s assassination. 1962 South African civil rights leader Nelson Mandela is imprisoned. Civil Rights
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29 The United States The World 1969 U.S. astronauts walk on the moon. TIME LINE HOME 1970 President Nasser of Egypt dies. 1966 Cultural Revolution begins in China. 1964 Lyndon B. Johnson is elected president. Congress passes the Civil Rights Act. 1967 Race riots occur in major U.S. cities. 1968 Richard M. Nixon is elected president. Martin Luther King, Jr., is assassinated. 1968 Tet offensive begins in Vietnam. Civil Rights
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Taking on Segregation African Americans use strong organization and nonviolent tactics to confront the South’s policies of segregation and racial inequality. OVERVIEW
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