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1 The Civil Rights Movement In America
Mrs. Banas

2 Warm Up #1 Amnesia I will read you a series of clues. DO NOT SHOUT the ANSWERS OUT…please and thank you. After the last clue is read it will say “I am…” and then you can all shout it out.

3 Who Am I? My dad fought de jure segregation in public schools….(and won!). It was because of me that the Supreme Court overturned Plessy v Ferguson (separate but equal) The Supreme Court case that sparked the Civil Rights movement has my last name in it I am….

4 Who Am I? I am 14. I went to Mississippi to visit my aunt.
I supposedly whistled at a white woman and was murdered for it. My killers were not punished for their crimes. My death reveals the failure of the Southern court systems My mother chose to have an open casket to show the world my mutilated body I am….

5 Who Am I? I was the secretary for the Montgomery chapter of the NAACP
My act of civil disobedience led to the Montgomery bus boycott. I am….

6 Who are we? We challenged the segregation laws in Arkansas.
There were nine of us. We had to be escorted to school and class by the National Guard. We are….





11 Who Am I? I am a Reverend. I believe in nonviolence civil disobedience. I led many individuals in protests in Birmingham, Alabama I gave a famous speech at the March on Washington in 1963 I am known for my fantastic oratory skills. I was assassinated in 1968 I am….




15 Who Am I? I was the President that passed the Civil Rights Act of which allowed the Federal government to investigate civil rights abuses. My first name is Dwight. I am….

16 Who Are We? We are high school activists
We believe in nonviolent civil disobedience. We engaged in a series of sit ins, wade ins, and read ins and were arrested because we broke Jim Crow laws in Southern States. We are….

17 Who Am I? I was born in Nebraska and went to jail
While in jail, I joined the Nation of Islam and became a Muslim. I wrote my autobiography. I believe in self-defense. I went to Mecca and changed my philosophy. I was assassinated in 1965. I am………

18 Who Am I? A Civil Rights activist by the name of Medgar Evers fought for me to attend college I was the first Black student admitted to the University of Mississippi (“Ole Miss”) When I arrived on campus, a full scale riot erupted When JFK saw the news of this, he said “Americans are free…to disagree with the law but NOT to disobey it” Medgar Evers was assassinated. I was also shot three years later. Our deaths remind America about the high costs of racial discrimination I am….

19 Who Am I? I became president when JFK was shot in 1963.
I am a Southerner by birth, but I passed both the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which eliminated de jure segregation) and also the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (which outlawed discriminatory voting practices) I was also the president during the Vietnam War I am….

20 The Militant Faction of the Civil Rights Movement
What do the following terms mean? Radical Militant Self reliance Why did the Civil Rights movement change in the mid-late 1960s? How did the goals and methods change?

21 Vietnam War Breaks Out (1964)
Soldiers are drafted MLK and Malcolm X speak out against the drafting of Black men who do not have freedom here in the US yet fight for the freedom of the Vietnamese

22 Voting Rights Act of 1965 and Riots
Johnson signs the law which prohibits discriminatory voting practices In less than a week later, riots erupt all over the United States in black neighborhoods. Johnson has to send troops to cities. Newark, New Jersey, Detroit Michigan, Watts, California

23 Watts Riots Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA
21 Black man pulled over. Crowd emerges. Tensions build between cops and crowd. August 11 to August 15, The five-day riot resulted in 34 deaths, 1,032 injuries, 3,438 arrests and over $40 million in property damage. What does Johnson create to investigate the riots?





28 More than 600 buildings were damaged or destroyed.
Thriving business districts, their stores mostly white-owned, were burned to the ground.


30 Stokely Carmichael Coins the term “Black Power”


32 “Black is Beautiful” movement

33 Black Panther Party Founded in 1966 Oakland California All about building a strong black community Free lunch program 10 Point Platform International Focus on liberating ALL oppressed people Activity: Let’s silently read the 10 point platform to determine WHY the FBI spied on the Black Panther Party


35 Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale

36 Angela Davis


38 BPP Women










48 “Power to the People”

49 Black Panther Party YouTube clips and Forrest Gump clip
1. As you watch, what do you notice about the song that they are singing? What are they suggesting? 2. How does the depiction of the BPP in Forrest Gump compare to the actual interviews with the Black Panther Party footage?

50 1968 Olympics Summer Olympics
Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists signifying “black power’ They are stripped of their medals for making this political statement

51 “I Am a Man” Protest (1968)

52 Memphis, Tenn Day before his death MLK organizes garbage men to protest maltreatment

53 “I Am a Man” “We’ve got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end.  Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We’ve got to see it through” ----Martin Luther King Jr.

54 1968- MLK Assassinated In Memphis Tennessee By James Earl Ray
Riots break out in Hartford and nationwide


56 Chronology Place the events in the correct chronological order.

57 Silent Debate One person will represent the peaceful, nonviolent civil disobedience faction of the Civil rights movement Martin Luther King or Member of SNCC The Other person will represent the more radical, militant faction of the Civil Rights movement which emphasizes violence if necessary, self-reliance, and black empowerment. Malcolm X Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, or Huey P. Newton (Black Panthers) DEBATE QUESTION: What are the goals of the Civil Rights movement? What tactics need to be used to achieve these goals?

58 Reading Comprehension Check

59 Document Based Question (DBQ) Next Class
Counts as your test for this unit For the first half of class we will read through the sources as a class For the second half of class, you will write your essay. You can bring in a laptop if you have one but all DBQ must be ed to me or completed by the end of the period. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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