Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement - “Victory at Home Victory...

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Civil Rights Movement- collection of organizations and people who carried out political acts aimed at dismantling the white power structure by abolishing racial segregation, nonwhite disenfranchisement, and economic exploitation. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)- the dominant black protest organization that preceded the modern Civil Rights Movement; battled racial discrimination in the courts. Founded in 1909 by black and white intellectuals; bureaucratized The Crisis - pamphlets that portrayed colored people at smart and real human beings unlike in white newspapers Pittsburgh Courier-
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Unformatted text preview: “Victory at Home; Victory Abroad” Montgomery Bus Boycott-one of the first major demonstrations of the Civil Rights Movement occurring a few days after December 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. • Montgomery Improvement Association- E. D. Nixon is leader; organized carpools, funded by black churches • Showed blacks to fight nonviolently, against the systematic white domination, not individual racist thoughts. • MIA becomes Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)- served as a key organization in the civil rights struggle by organizing marches, boycotts, and rallies....
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This note was uploaded on 03/16/2012 for the course SOC 134 taught by Professor Shoemaker during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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