Explain why a Civil Rights movement grew in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s. • Montgomery Bus Boycott • Sit-Ins • Freedom Rides • Selma Protest, Alabama • Birmingham, Alabama
Explain why a Civil Rights movement grew in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s. • Introduction: • Brief description of the problems in the South – segregation, discrimination, KKK and explain how this contributed to a Civil Rights Movement. • Introduce the main protests… “There were a number of protests as part of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s such as…” [list the 5 protests]
For each protest, you need to cover these 3 sections. • Why did the protest happen? What were the problems? • What happened at the protest? • What impact did the protest have? What did it achieve? • Keep linking your paragraph back to the question – “Due to segregation in lunch counters, the ‘sit-ins’ were organised.”
Explain why a Civil Rights movement grew in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s. • Conclusion: • Go over the reasons why the Civil Rights Movement was strong during the 50s and 60s. • Briefly go over what was achieved by the different protests.