CivilRightsMovement - The Civil Rights Movement leading to...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: The Civil Rights Movement leading to the Civil Rights Movement Between 1866 and 1875, Congress passed several civil rights acts to enforce the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments, allowing the federal government to impose heavy penalties for violations. Civil Rights Acts The Civil Rights Act of 1866 The Reconstruction Act of 1867 The Enforcement Act of 1870 The Civil Rights Act of 1871 The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 The Civil Rights Act of 1875 The Timeline... When did the Civil Rights Movement begin? 1896: Plessy v. Ferguson 1954: Brown v. Board of Education 1955: Mississippi and the Emmett Till Case Montgomery Bus Boycott 1957: Desegregation at Little Rock A group of nine black students arrive at Little Rock Central High School to attend as the first black students of the newly desegregated school and are met by a mob of 1,000 townspeople preventing them from remaining at the school. ... 1965: Selma Bloody Sunday 1965: Voting Rights Act of 1965 1968: Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy The Timeline... 1960: SitIn Campaign 1961: Freedom Rides 1962: Mississippi Riot The Unknown "To those who have suffered in slavery I can say I, too, have suffered. To those who have battled for liberty, brotherhood and citizenship I can say I, to have battled." Frederick Douglass One of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement "Father of the Civil Rights Movement" Famous for his autobiography, published in 1845 Published the North Star The Unknown "If it were possible, I would gather the race in my arms and fly away with them." Ida B. Wells Barnett Achieved nationwide attention as leader of the antilynching crusade Published the Red Record in 1895, the first documented statistical report on lynching A founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People The Unknown "Freedom never descends upon a people. It is always bought with a price." Harry T. Moore Paved the way for the '60s civil rights movement Demanded equal pay for black teachers Organized the black vote and publicly condemned racist attitudes and actions of local, state and national officials. Let Freedom Ring... The great "first of" accomplishments 1876: Edward A. Bouchet was the first black man to receive a PhD 1893: Daniel Hale Williams was the first black man to successfully perform an open heart surgery. 1940: Dr. Charles Drew invented the blood bank In the 60's Edward Brooke was elected first black U.S. senator in 85 years Thurgood Marshall was the first black to be named to the Supreme Court In the 70's Hank Aaron became the alltime leading hitter of home runs Voting Rights Act was extended Let Freedom Ring... In the 80's Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday established Vanessa Williams becomes the first African American Miss America Jesse Jackson is the first African American man to make a serious bid for the U.S. presidency Congress passed the Civil Rights Restoration Act over President Reagan's veto In 1989 Oprah Winfrey is the first African American woman to host a nationally syndicated talk show In the 90's In 1991 the Civil Rights Act of 1991 makes it easier for employees to sue their employers for job discrimination In 1997 Tiger Woods becomes the first African American to win the Masters tournament, as well as the youngest golfer ever to do so The great "first of" accomplishments "Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of watching your children grow up with clouds of inferiority in their mental skies. It means having their legs off, and then being condemned for being a cripple." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Where Do We Go From Here 1967. "And we who have toiled for freedom's law, have we sought for freedom's soul? Have we learned at last that human right is not a part but the whole?" ~ John Boyle O'Reilly "We hold these truths to be selfevident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." ~ Declaration of Independence ...
View Full Document

This homework help was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course HIS 104 taught by Professor Ugalde during the Spring '08 term at Glendale Community College.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online