Challenging Segregation Part II Presented By Ajay, Stephen, Ahmad, and Lauren
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! In what year was The Civil Rights Act issued? a) 1962 b) 1963 c) 1964 d) 2009
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! In what movement did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous speech about his dream of freedom and equality? a) The Selma March b) The March on Washington c) The Voting Rights Act 1965 d) The Civil Rights Act of 1964
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! What does ‘EEOC’ stand for? a) The U.S. Economic Employment Operating Commission b) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission c) The U.S. Equal Economic Opportunity Concession d) The U.S. Economic Environmental Overview Concept
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! How many marches took place during The Selma March? a) 2 b) 1 c) 4 d) 3
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! How many people attended the March on Washington? a) 1,000,000 b) 100,000 c) 2,000,000 d) 200,000
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! Who was the Governor of Alabama during this time? a) George Wallace b) Jonathan Mortimer Smith c) Dwight D. Eisenhower d) Robert Jackson
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! Who was the President that would be the one to address the issue? a) Kennedy b) Johnson c) Nixon d) Ford
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! The Selma March was lead by the? a) Boynton Family b) Johnson Family c) Lexington Family d) Selma Family
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! The Civil Rights Act of 1964 conceived to help African Americans, protect women, and explicitly included people of what decent? a) Oriental b) Mexican c) White d) South Asian
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE! LAST QUESTION: How many slides are left to this presentation? a) 17 b) 15 c) 21 d) 14
Today, we’re going to talk about… The Civil Rights Act of 1964 The March on Washington EEOC The Selma March The Voting Rights Act of 1965
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 July 2, 1964, Wallace’s speech: June 11 It was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed racial segregation in schools, public places, and employment. Conceived to help African Americans, the bill was amended prior to passage to protect women, and explicitly included white people for the first time. President Kennedy was eager to introduce the civil rights bill and was waiting for the dramatic opportunity to address the nation on the issue. Took place in Alabama, USA Key people: President Kennedy, Alabama Governor George Wallace
The March on Washington August 28 th, 1963 in Washington D.C. Dr. King realized it would be tough to pass the civil rights bill through Congress so he wanted to build more support A. Philip Randolph suggested a march on Washington. More than 200,000 people of all races went, where they sang songs and heard speeches peacefully near the Lincoln memorial. Dr. King delivered his famous speech about his dream of freedom and equality
EEOC The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency whose goal is ending employment discrimination. Investigates discrimination complaints based on an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability and retaliation for reporting and/or opposing a discriminatory practice. Tasked with filing suits on behalf of alleged victim(s) of discrimination against employers and as an adjudicatory for claims of discrimination brought against federal agencies. Specified under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 Established on July 2, 1965, exactly one year after passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, under the chairmanship of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr., an appointee of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
The Selma March Three memorable marches done from the accumulation of tension about the voting rights act. Led by the Boynton family and many other people who believed in the rights of colored people. By the third march this included over 8000 people. First march took place on March 7th, 1965 called Bloody Sunday, March 9th marked the second march, and March 21st to the 25th was the last and final march. The Selma marches began in Selma, Alabama and ended in Montgomery.
Cont’d Many people in the area of Selma, Alabama were of color. The attempt to register black people to be able to vote was being sabotaged by the Ku Klux Klan and other parties such as the White Citizens’ Council. To make a point and show their concern many colored people and even a small number of white, Asian, and Spanish people would march to ask Governor George Wallace for their rights. Overall the Selma march had a lot to do with the changing of the worlds view on people’s rights. With the support of many other civil rights organizations, the march was a very successful one that impacted change.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 The house of representatives passed the voting rights bill which authorized attorney general to send federal examiners to register qualified voters, bypassing local officials who refused to register African Americans. It was to decrease discriminatory devices (such as half hour literacy tests) or any racist treatment towards African Americans to be eliminated. African Americans were given the right to vote without any trouble from voting officials. A movement to move America forward. The bill was passed by the house of representatives and also by the senate the following day.