Download civil rights

yes no Was this document useful for you?
   Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the workof artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Document related concepts

Civil rights movement wikipedia , lookup

Civil rights movements wikipedia , lookup

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom wikipedia , lookup

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
• Born: January 15, 1929
• Encouraged African American people to take a
non-violent approach to gaining freedom
• Led a famous march at Washington
• Assassinated: April 4, 1968
The March at Washington
Led by Dr. MLK, JR.
August 28, 1963
About 250,000 gathered for this march
It was here that Dr. MLK, Jr. gave his
famous “I Have a Dream” speech
Malcolm X
• Born: May 19, 1925
• Insisted that violence was necessary for a
“real revolution”
• Rallied African Americans to use force to
gain their rights
• Assassinated: February 21, 1965
Rosa Parks
• Born: February 4, 1913
• Refused to give up her seat in a bus
• As a result, she was arrested, but also
sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott
• Died: October 24, 2005
Montgomery Bus Boycott
• Started in December, 1955
• All black people refused to ride the buses
• The government finally gave in and halted
all segregation on buses
Frederick Douglass
• He was a former slave
• Became an abolitionist
• Fought others about cruelties of slavery
Harriet Tubman
• Former slave
• Freed slaves with the use of the famous
Underground Railroad
• Became a spy for the Union
• Also active in women’s suffrage movement
Sojourner Truth
• Like Fredrick Douglas, Sojourner was a
former slave
• She preached about ending slavery
• She also fought for equal treatment
• Women’s rights activist as well
“I did not run off, for I thought that wicked, but I walked off,
believing that to be all right”
John Brown
• Led slave rebellion at Harper’s Ferry
• This raid was unsuccessful
• He led slaves to the federal armory so that
they could be armed against the whites
Attack on Harper’s Ferry
John F. Kennedy
• He was the President during the Civil
Rights Movement
• Passed many laws to make sure that all
blacks could vote and get good education
• Ended segregation for the most part
Civil Rights Address
• “We preach freedom around the world, and we
mean it, and we cherish our freedom here at
home, but are we to say to the world, and much
more importantly, to each other that this is the
land of the free except for the Negroes; that we
have no second-class citizens except Negroes;
that we have no class or caste system, no
ghettoes, no master race except with respect to
• “Now the time has come for this Nation to fulfill
its promise.”