Civil Rights Movement of the mid-1900's

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Dr. Martin Luther King


"During the 1960s, many African Americans believed that civil rights should become a national priority. Young civil rights activists brought their cause to the national stage and demanded that the federal government step in and resolve the issue. Many of them challenged segregation in the South by protesting at stores and schools that practiced segregation. Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr, young people created groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee(SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality(CORE). These groups were non-violent and their main goal was to achieve equality through peaceful demonstrations and sit-ins."



http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/12234/civil_rights_during_the_1960s.html?cat=37

Jim Crow Laws - Good background information on what led to this reform movement. (Note the orange tabs across the top with links to great information.) http://www.shmoop.com/jim-crow/

Segregation - Information on the background for the Civil Rights Movement. (Note the orange tabs across the top with links to great information.) http://www.shmoop.com/civil-rights-desegregation/

Key terms to guide your search:
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • 24th Amendment
  • protest march
  • boycott / Selma, Alabama
  • poll tax
  • Piaget

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