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Title: Civil Rights


1
Civil Rights
  • Section 3

2
The Continued Fight for Equality
  • More difficult to convince whites to share
    economic and social power than to share lunch
    counters and bus seats.
  • Northern Segregation
  • De facto segregation racial attitudes
  • Southern Segregation
  • Both de facto and de jure segregation
    segregation by law (Jim Crow laws)
  • Urban Violence
  • NYC, 1964
  • LA, 1965 (34 people killed, 30 million property
    damage)
  • 1967 riots in over 100 cities

3
Johnsons Help?
  • January 1964, Johnson announces War on Poverty,
  • Part of Great Society
  • A program to help impoverished Americans.
  • War in Vietnam took the funds away.
  • Dr. King The Great Society has been shot down
    on the battlefields of Vietnam.

4
The Black Power Movement
  • Philosophy moves away from peaceful protest
  • Malcolm X
  • Muslim preacher blamed white man for the black
    condition.
  • Stokely Carmichael
  • Member of SNCC
  • Popularized the Black Power phrase
  • Focus on developing African American pride
  • Black Panthers new political party
  • Followed philosophy of Mao Zedong
  • Power flows out of the barrel of a gun.

5
Dr. Kings Death
  • April 4th, 1968 Dr. King is shot by James Earl
    Ray on the balcony of his hotel room.
  • Response is unprecedented violence in 125 cities.

6
Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Kerner Commission
  • Appointed by Johnson to study the cause of urban
    violence. Their findings white racism.
  • Brought about end of de jure segregation
  • Several new laws
  • Brown vs. Board of Ed.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968 banned discrimination
    in housing
  • African American pride
  • Increased voter registration among blacks
  • Affirmative Action
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