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Early Civil Rights Movement

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  1. Early Civil Rights Movement

  2. I. Segregation • 1947-Jackie Robinson signed to MLB • 1948-Truman desegregates military • Hypocrisy?

  3. Segregation (cont’d) • 1940s-NAACP challenges seg. in S. colleges • Topeka, KS; Linda Brown 1st grade • Brown suesviolation of equal protection by seg. policy (14th amend) • Thurgood Marshall • 1954—”Separate was unequal”

  4. 1957: Little Rock, AR 10. Little Rock Nine

  5. 11. Pres. Ike calls 101st Airborne 12. Little Rock finally integrates

  6. Segregation (cont’d) • END SEG. ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!! • Jim Crow Laws • Dec. 11, 1955--Rosa Parks • MLKBus boycotts • 95% of riders Af.Am. • 400 days

  7. Segregation (cont’d) 18. Warren Courtseg. unconst.!!!!

  8. II. Dr. King & Nationwide Protests • MLK heads the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) • Get rid of Jim Crow! • Civil disobedience; nonviolence • Greensboro, NC • Sit-Ins

  9. Dr. King & Protests (cont’d) • 1957Civil Rights Bill • Weak • No fed. protection