Week 12 Lecture : The 60's Civil Rights Movement
Week 12 Lecture : The 60's Civil Rights Movement History 1302
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Week 12 Lecture Notes The 60 s Civil Rights Movement ID The Great Society D60 s Youth ID women s rights ID Identity Politics ID Brown V Board of Education In Brown V Board of Education THE SUPREME court ruled that segregated schools are inherently unequal and unconstitutional stressing that the badge of inferiority stamped on minority children by segregation hindered their full development no matter how equal the facilities Even so it was not until the 1970 s that some school districts were forced by the federal courts to implement desegregation ID Little Rock Nine The first major confrontation resulting from the Supreme Court s school integration decision occurred in the summer of 1957 when nine African American students were chosen to integrate Little Rock s Central High School For three weeks the National Guard under orders from the governor prevented the students from entering the school President Eisenhower responded by federalizing the National Guard and sending in 1000 troops to escort the students into the school where they were ostracized and and physically harassed ID SitIns During the postWorld War II era a growing desire for full equality arose among African American college students whose refusal to give up their seats in diners gave birth to the quotsit in movement In fact by the end of 1960 tens of thousands of people had taken part in sitins in over 100 cities And though many were arrested andor expelled from college the protesters succeeded in integrating eating establishments throughout the US ID Martin Luther King Jr The Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr s doctrine of nonviolent resistance provided the philosophy for a generation of African American fed up with their lack of Civil Rights Among other protests and demonstrations MLK organized a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 at which time he delivered his famous quotI have a dream speech MLK s methods eventually contributed to the passage of the Civil Rights Act which prohibited discrimination in voting employment and public facilities
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