Presentation on theme: "The Civil Rights Movement Michelle Roumelis Baileigh Lightsey Dpd 4/22/08."— Presentation transcript:
The Civil Rights Movement Michelle Roumelis Baileigh Lightsey Dpd 4/22/08
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.
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
Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Rosa Parks started of the bus boycott by refusing to give up her seat to a white man. She later was arrested.
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.