Civil Rights Movement

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  • Plessy v Ferguson

    Plessy v Ferguson
    Plessy v Ferguson was a ‘landmark’ 1896 U.S. Supreme court decision that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation under the ‘separate but equal’ proposition. The main people involved in Plessy v Ferguson was the U.S. Supreme courts and a man called C. Vann Woodward. The effect was that it helped with changing rules about coloured people being able to go to places and use public transport.

    [1/2] The NAACP is America's largest and oldest civil rights organisation and NAACP stands for National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People. The NAACP was formed in 1909, The founding members were Mary White Ovington, Henry Moskowitz, William English Walling, Oswald Garrison Villard along with African American’s such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Ida Wells-Barnett, Archibald Grimke and Mary Church Terrell. The NAACP were formed in New York. Some causes of the NAACP was the racism against

    [2/2] African American’s and the effects of the NAACP was that it helped with the anti-racism movement.
  • C.O.R.E

    The Congress of Racial Equality became one of the leading activist organisations and was founded in 1942, It was aimed at desegregating public facilities. James Farmer, Bernice Fisher, Bayard Rustin and George Houser were the four main founders of CORE. It was founded in Chicago, Illinois. CORE members helped Martin Luther King with advice and support during big movements such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • The murder of Emmett Till

    The murder of Emmett Till
    The murder of Emmett Till was a brutal murder of a 14 year old African American. The murder of Emmett was on August 28th, 1955 and Emmett was accused of flirting with a white cashier called Carolyn Bryant, 4 days later, Her husband and half brother Kidnapped, beat and killed Emmett. The effect on the world of his murder was like a reminder of the worst consiquences of ignoring the problem.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery bus boycott was a Civil right protest where African American’s refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama. The Montgomery bus boycott happened from December 5, 1955 until December 20, 1956. Martin Luther King, JR was recognised as one of the most important leaders of the american civil rights movement. An effect of this is that it was taken to the supreme court and was ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional.
  • The Freedom Riders

    The Freedom Riders
    The Freedoms Riders was a part of the Civil rights movement and was led by Fred Shuttlesworth and organised with CORE, It went from 4 May 1961 - 10 Dec 1961 and it went around the segregated southern parts of America. It was caused by the large amount of racial segregation in southern America.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    [1/2] The freedom summer was a movement in Mississippi in June 1964 where the goal was to try and increase the numbers of black people that vote, Over 700 white people voluntarily joined the movement to push for black people being able to vote. Robert Moses was a leader in the Freedom Summer movement. The cause of the Freedom Summer movements was that even after the “I have a dream” speech
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    [2/2] Freedom rider black people still couldn’t vote in some parts of America so they started the Freedom Summer movement. The effect of this was only small because the amount of black voters were still extremely limited.
  • The voting rights act of 1965

    The voting rights act of 1965
    The voting rights act was aimed to overcome legal barriers at state and local level that prevented African American’s from being able to exercise rights and voting. The voting rights act was in 1965, It was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It took place in Selma Alabama, The effect of the voting rights act was that it helped change the rights of coloured people being able to vote for changes.
  • Martin Luther King’s Assassination

    Martin Luther King’s Assassination
    The event of the Assassination of Martin Lither King’s was on April 4th, 1968. Martin Luther King was shot and assassinated by a guy called James Earl Ray, He was on the Lorraine Motel balcony when he took the shot. The Assassination caused people to Riot.
  • Boston Busing

    Boston Busing
    Boston Busing was when the Boston public schools were under court control to desegregate through a system of busing students.
    The boston busing went from 1974 to 1988.
    In 1973 The supreme judicial court ruled that the Boston School committee violated the Racial Imbalance act. The boston busing happened in Boston, Massachusetts The busing affected the whole of Boston through classes, neighbourhoods.