Non Violent Protest
Sit-ins and Freedom Rides
Examine how successful non-violent protests were in helping Black Americans
achieve their civil rights.
Pressure For More Change
During the early 1960s the pressure for Civil Rights continued to grow.
About MLK Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. was an American clergyman, activist and a leader
in the African American civil rights movement.
Kings biggest goal was to secure progress on civil rights in the United
He led the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was actually an above-ground series of escape
routes for slaves traveling from the South to the North trying to gain their
Slaves traveled by foot, wagons, boats, and trains.
Slave runaways wo
She was born 4th February 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama.
She grew up on a farm with her brother, mother and grandparents.
She worked as a seamstress after she left school.
Rosa Parks lived in Alabama, a southern state of America.
A large proponent in the civil rights era of the 1960s
Offered an alternative to Kings peace first approach of attaining equality
Used the white as a common enemy for his supporters
Considered by many, a racist and extremist
THE BATTLE HYMN OF REPUBLIC
Popular anthem in African Americans struggle for freedom.
Was sung at the March on Washington.
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the strongest civil rights laws in the history of
the United States.
This law bans discrimina
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Origins of the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade
Begin with the Age of Explorationthe Portuguese, not Columbus!
African and Middle Eastern science and technology were central
Portuguese explore west coast of Africa, looking for Asi
(National Association for the advancement of colored people)
To understand why the NAACP were founded
To understand how the NAACP tackled the problems of discrimination and segreg ation in American society
In August 1908, a race riot occurr
Understanding the Complexity of Abolitionism and Anti-Slavery movements
Being Anti-Slavery did not necessarily make you a friend of the Slave.
Americans opposed slavery for various reasons and used various methods in their
Public Statement by Eight Alabama clergymen published in the Post Herald.
The clergy make 4 specific accusations:
King is an outsider.
He should negotiate for change rather than demonstrate.
Their actions are untimely
There is NO justification for breakin