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Title: THE MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT


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THE MODERN CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
  • Taking a walk
  • With Civil Rights Leaders
  • and established laws for
  • African Americans and Women

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The Modern Civil Rights Movement
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Effects of Segregation
  • Separate educational facilities and resources for
    white and African American students

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  • Separate public facilities (e.g., restrooms,
    drinking fountains, restaurants)

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  • Social isolation of races

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Court Cases and Laws
  • Opposition to Plessy vs. Fergurson separate
    but equal
  • Brown vs. Board of Education court case that
    decided that segregation was unequal and
    unconstitutional

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Plessy vs. Fergurson
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A Half-Century Landmark Brown v. Board of
Education
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  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination
    in public places such as restaurants and in
    hiring on the basis of race, religion, gender, or
    nationality.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 banned all poll taxes
    and literacy tests

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CIVIL RIGHTS ACTS OF 1964
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VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965
Voting Rights Act of 1965
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Civil Rights Fighters
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  • Martin Luther King, Jr. known for his passive
    (non-violent) resistance against segregated
    facilities
  • Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus
    to a white man and led to the Montgomery Bus
    Boycott
  • Freedom Riders groups of white and African
    American people who rode interstate buses to
    protest segregation

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NAACP The National Organization for the
Advancement of Colored People
  • This organization was formed by a group of black
    leaders that became a voice for the rights of
    African Americans

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Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Have a Dream
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I knew someone had to take the first step and I
made up my mind not to move. Rosa Parks
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Fighting for the Cause
  • Examples of organized protests used to bring
    attention to discrimination and segregation
  • Sit-ins
  • Marches
  • Bus boycotts
  • Freedom Rides

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Equality for Women
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Workplace Disadvantages
  • Discrimination in hiring practices against women
  • Lower wages for women than men doing the same job

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Improved Conditions
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)
  • Federal legislation to force colleges to give
    women equal athletic opportunities
  • The Equal Rights Amendment, despite its failure,
    and a focus on equal opportunity employment
    created a wider range of options and advancement
    for women in business and public service.

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The Modern Civil Rights Movement
Included equal rights for all Americans,
regardless of race, gender, or handicap
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