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1 The Civil Rights Movement Part One: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

2 GPS SS8 H11 a&b a.Describe major developments in civil rights... Include the roles of... Brown v. Board of Education and Martin Luther King Jr. b.Analyze the role Georgia and prominent Georgians played in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s; include the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Act.

3 "We will not resort to violence. We will not degrade ourselves with hatred. Love will not be returned with hate." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

4 Background behind the Civil Rights Movement 1865-- Civil War ends, 13 th Amendment abolishes slavery 1866-- 14 th Amendment grants citizenship to free blacks, and protects them from the Black Codes 186915 th Amendment gave all male citizens right to vote 1870Reconstruction ends in Georgia 1875U.S. Supreme Court reverses Civil Rights Act of 1875 1889Jim Crows laws establish in Georgia (segregation) 1890Major league baseball bars black players

5 Background Behind the Civil Rights Movement (cont.) 1896Plessy v. Ferguson legalizes separate-but-equal policy and legitimatized Jim Crow laws in the south 1909National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) formed 1945nearly 1 million African-Americans fight in WW II 1947– Jackie Robinson (who was born in GA) breaks colored barrier in baseball 1954Brown v. Board of Education (Topeka, KS) reverses separate-but-equal (beginning of end for segregation)

6 Video on Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

7 Questions from the video 1.Which leader influenced Martin Luther King Jr.? 2.Why was Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery, AL in 1955? What law had she broken? 3.Who did Martin Luther King and other African-Americans leaders support during the 1960 presidential election? 4.What action did Martin Luther king Jr. take in response to the arrest of Rosa Parks? 5.What was a sit-in? Where and how did it get its name? 6.Who signed into law the important civil rights legislation of 1964 and 1965? 7.Who were freedom riders? 8.By 1965, Martin Luther King had broadened his focus to include issues of poverty, unemployment, and world peace. What was his stance on the war in Vietnam? 9.Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest ever recipient of which award? 10.Martin Luther King Jr. died suddenly at the age of 39. What Killed him?

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