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March 24, 2016

by: Emily Beasley

March 24, 2016 HIST 112 009

Emily Beasley
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Notes on the Video that we watched in class today. Note: The purpose of the Bus Boycott was the get the ruling from Brown v. Board extended to busses too. Civil Rights Act 1964: Formally outlaws ...
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Emily Beasley on Friday March 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIST 112 009 at University of South Carolina taught by Foxworth in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 26 views. For similar materials see United States History since 1865 in History at University of South Carolina.


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Date Created: 03/18/16
Video: Soundtrack for a Revolution Music • Singing empowered the African Americans • Allowed them to “keep their souls” • During slavery, song were method of communicating, expressing emotions • Pulled groups together Segregation • Movie theater, bathrooms, pools, hospitals, buses etc were segregated • African American man looking at white women wrong could get them in trouble Desegregation • Brown v. Board of Education o Separate but equal • Bus Boycott o African Americans had to sit in the back o Walk around instead of riding the bus o MLK’s house bombed § He calmed the angry crowd § Believed in peaceful protest (nonviolence) o Congress stopped the segregation of busses • MLK o He was picked to lead the movement because he was new and the more established members would not be blamed if it failed o You don’t need to wait for other people, bring change for yourself o “Wade in the water” song o Led lots of rallies Enforcement • Freedom Rides o Integrated teams rode across the country o Attacked the thought of blacks and white not being able to co-exist o People blew busses up and threw bombs into the bus o Governments began to allow busses to be rode by both blacks and whites • Sit ins o People would sit and then either they were served or arrested § If arrested then someone else replaced them, and so on o Had training sessions o They were PREPARED § Studied Gandhi’s methods o Some sit-ins led to violence initiated by police and white folk o People would pull them off stools, threw drinks on them, spit on them but the African Americans did not fight back • March on Washington o African Americans went to Washington to protest with signs and posters o Held hands and sang songs o MLK spoke o Took a southern movement and made it a national movement • Freedom Summer o Attracted college kids, many whites, to teach them about freedom o Encouraged people to VOTE to make a difference o People started to disappear and be killed § KKK were killing them § KKK not punished • Selma March o Marking point where the issue was joined on whether the right to vote was going to include everyone (blacks and whites) o Police beat people with rubber hoses because it did not leave any marks or bruises o African Americans wanted their right to vote § They had the right but whites refused to let blacks REGISTER to vote


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