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1 OA – In the great speeches in history, why do speakers use imagery? 21.2 notesMarch on WashingtonVoting Rights
2 Marching to Washington Prior to Kennedy’s death in fall of 1963, he sent a civil rights bill to CongressEqual access to all public accomodationsGives attorney general power to file school desegregation suitsSouthern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) organized a march on Washington to rally support for the bill250,000 people marched on the nation’s capitalSpeakers demanded immediate passage of the civil rights billTwo weeks after the historic speech, four young Birmingham girls were killed when a bomb was thrown through their church window basement
3 Civil Rights Act of 1964President Johnson would sign Kennedy’s original bill into law in July of 1964Prohibited discrimination because of race, religion, national origin, and gender
4 Fighting for Voting Rights Project Freedom SummerRegistering as many African American voters as they couldCollege students, trained in nonviolent resistanceThousands volunteered; mostly white – one third female went into Mississippi to help register votersDangerous work; some met beatings, violence, even death
5 Selma Campaign Major voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama SNCC had worked for two years registering votersBy 1965 had registered 2,000 votersDemonstrator was kill; Martin Luther King announced 50 mile protest march from Selma to Montgomery600 protesters began; first night violence broke out; police used whips, clubs, tear gas on marchersThis episode only strengthened the march – 25,000 would march to Montgomery with federal protection
6 Please answer the following questions regarding MLK’s – “I have a Dream” speech Identify and write down at least five examples of imagery that appear in the speech.With each example, what is Dr. King trying to explain? You should have an answer for each of the five examples.Do you think that Dr. King’s speech still has important significance today? Why or why not?Can you think of any other writing or any other speech that is just as powerful today as this speech was over 30 years ago? Explain your answer.
7 Voting Rights Act of 1965 Eliminated literacy tests Voters who had been denied suffrage could be registeredPercentage of voters rose from 10 percent in 1964 to 60 percent in (the percentage in the South tripled)Social and economic inequalities created years prior continued to exist