Civil Rights Movement By Joleigh Parker
Segregation • Segregation is the separation of humans into racial groups in daily life including eating in a restaurant, using a water fountain, public toilet, attending school, or going to the movies.
Integration • Integration, or desegregation is the process of ending segregation.
Beginning of the civil rights movement • Began In the 1940s. • Involved many important historical figures and events • Rosa Parks • Martin Luther King Jr. • George C. Wallace • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
Rosa Parks • Born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913 • "the first lady of civil rights" • In 1955 she refused to give up her seat on the bus and began the Montgomery bus boycott.
Martin Luther King Jr. • Born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929 • Baptist minister and leader of the civil rights movement • Organized many marches and speeches • “I have a dream”
George C. Wallace • Born in Clio, Alabama in 1919 • Governor of Alabama • Against intregration
16th Street Baptist Church Bombing • September 15, 1963 • Birmingham, Alabama • Meeting place of civil rights leaders • Four young girls were killed • Turning point of civil rights movement of the 1960s