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THE FIRST MASSIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN PROTEST IN U.S. HISTORY WAS LED BY CHILDREN MARCHING AGAINST LYNCHING IN THE SILENT PROTEST PARADE

THE FIRST MASSIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN PROTEST IN U.S. HISTORY WAS LED BY CHILDREN MARCHING AGAINST LYNCHING IN THE SILENT PROTEST PARADE

“No person in the United States shall on grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”  Civil Rights Act, 1964

President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act of A huge victory for the black equality movement. This helped get ride of "dejour" discrimination. watches as Johnson signs it.

Police Carry Off Civil Rights Protester, Chester, Pennsylania. Photo is dated 11/14/63.

Birmingham campaign 1963 essay Start studying BIRMINGHAM CAMPAIGN ESSAY level Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

On March 7, 1965, a group of 600 civil rights marchers is forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama in what became known as "Bloody Sunday". Televised images of the brutal attack roused support for the U.S. civil rights movement.

, and his demonstrators stream over an Alabama River bridge at the city limits of Selma, Alabama, March during a voter rights march. They were stopped and turned back a short time later. A federal judge had banned the march.

This one-room cabin is the home of an ex-slave. Too old to work, she is taken care of by the descendants of the family to whom she belonged. (NAID 521416)

Family, Farming, and Community: Photographs of African American Life in Putnam County, Georgia in 1941

This one-room cabin is the home of an ex-slave. Too old to work, she is taken care of by the descendants of the family to whom she belonged. (NAID 521416)

This photo shows African Americans being able to sit in area where they were once banned from. In the Civil Rights Act of 1964 the dining facilities covered are any restaurants, cafeteria, lunchroom, soda fountain, or any other location that sells food for consumption on premise is included in the act. Though establishments that do not sell food primarily for consumption on premise are not included in the Act. For example, a pizza delivery store or anywhere that offers food but has no…

Black Civil Rights….America in the 1950’s

Occasionally, a few days were designated to allow black people to attend the zoo with the restriction placed on whites. The things our history books don't tell us...   Memphis - 1950s.

Photograph of a “No White People Allowed in the Zoo Today” sign taken at the Memphis Zoo by Ernest Withers in the Even visits to the zoo were segregated. Blacks had only one day a week they could visit the zoo while whites could go on the other week days.

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King knew that the Civil Rights movement needed a soundtrack and that every hero needed theme music. The Civil Rights movement incorporated jazz, folk, R&B and gospel to use music.

Police lead a group of children off to jail following their arrest for protesting against racial discrimination in Birmingham, Alabama. May 4,1963.

On May 1963 school children of all ages marched through the streets of Birmingham. They were arrested and jailed by police. Photo credit: Bill Hudson / AP — in Birmingham, Alabama.

Daisy Bates – "Civil rights activist, publisher, journalist. In 1957, she helped nine African American students to become the first to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, who became known as the Little Rock Nine. She and her husband also started the Arkansas State Press - a voice for Civil rights, even before the nationally recognised movement had emerged."

Daisy Lee Gatson Bates (November 1914 – November was an American civil rights activist, publisher, journalist, and lecturer who played a leading role in the Little Rock Integration Crisis of

New York City. 1962. Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, and their children protest at a CORE peace demonstration

Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, and their children protest at a CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) peace demonstration, NYC, 1962 (Bruce Davidson) via specialnights

Bloody Sunday, Selma AL March Demonstrators attempt to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge to march from Selma to Montgomery and are attacked by police.

Les Marches de Selma à Montgomery furent trois marches de protestation qui ont marqué la lutte des droits civiques aux États-Unis. Elles furent le point culminant du mouvement pour le droit de vote, lancé par Amelia Boynton Robinson (en) et son mari, à Selma dans l'Alabama.
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