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

2 ~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.

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

4 The Journey to Freedom

5 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.K’s 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

6 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.

7 Quiz Questions! In what year did M.L.K give his famous “I have a dream” speech? D

8 Bibliography! 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_.htm>. Appleby, Joyce, Alan Brinkley, and James M McPherson. The American Journey. The      McGraw -Hill Companies, Inc.: n.p., 2005.

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