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2 The Civil Rights Movement Michelle Roumelis Baileigh Lightsey Dpd 4/22/08

3 ~Summary~ Many civil rights protests, events,and activity from civil rights activists arose in the 1960s including peaceful protests such as sit-ins,violent protests such as fights against police officers and violent riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles. These events led up to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968.

4 The civil rights movement included these events The Montgomery Bus boycott The Montgomery Bus boycott Sit-ins Sit-ins Freedom rides Freedom rides Birmingham Birmingham The March on Washington The March on Washington Mississippi and Freedom Summer Mississippi and Freedom Summer Selma Selma

5 The Journey to Freedom

6 Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks Rosa Parks was an employed as a secretary at the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) branch in Montgomery. She started the Montgomery bus boycott by bravely refusing to give up her seat to a white man and was arrested. M.L.Ks mom tried to explain to him The Jim Crow Laws these laws separated blacks from whites. He performed his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington, D.C. in 1963

7 Effect the Civil Rights Movement had on the U.S Laws were passed that provided equal opportunities for people in areas such a as employment,education, and service. it became illegal to segregate. Blacks and Whites began living together which changed the culture of America drastically.

8 In what year did M.L.K give his famous I have a dream speech? In what year did M.L.K give his famous I have a dream speech? D

9 Bibliography!Bibliography! Credit for research goes to the following online resources and text book: Credit for research goes to the following online resources and text book: "Martin Luther King Jr." Free At Last. Oracle Education Foundation: Think Quest. 23 Apr "Martin Luther King Jr." Free At Last. Oracle Education Foundation: Think Quest. 23 Apr Appleby, Joyce, Alan Brinkley, and James M McPherson. The American Journey. The McGraw -Hill Companies, Inc.: n.p., Appleby, Joyce, Alan Brinkley, and James M McPherson. The American Journey. The McGraw -Hill Companies, Inc.: n.p., 2005.


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