Presentation on theme: "Rosa Parks Heroism Still Inspires. Rosa Parks Civil Rights Movement 1960s movement to establish the civil rights and equality of African Americans in."— Presentation transcript:
Civil Rights Movement 1960s movement to establish the civil rights and equality of African Americans in the United States. (1955-1968)
1950s Jim Crow System Racial segregation: public facilities, government services, education Disfranchisement: unable to vote Employment discrimination Violence: individual, police, organizational, mass racial violence
Aims of the Civil Rights Movement Freedom from oppression Respect Dignity Economic and social equality
Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956
Achievements Civil Rights Act of 1964: banned discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin in employment practices and public accomodations Voting Rights Act of 1965: restored, protected voting rights Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965: opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants other than traditional European groups. Fair Housing Act of 1968: banned discrimination in the sale or rental of housing
Inequality Can you think of examples of inequality in your community, city, school, or country?