• How did the US Government respond to the demands of "We the People"?

    The Civil Rights movement is rooted in the foundations of American Democracy.  Using the principles of American government, citizens were able to persuade the leaders of the nation that action was needed in order to create a "more perfect union".  The Civil Rights Movement has become a template for other American movements and can be viewed as a success story  of American Democracy.
    Class Notes
    Class Activities
    Names to Remember                                    Groups to Remember                  Events to Remember
    Harry Truman                                                   NAACP                               Desegrargation of the Military
    Jackie Robinson                                                The Little Rock Nine             Brown v Board of Education
    Thurgood Marshall                                             The KKK                            Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks                                                       SCLC                                 Integration in Little Rock    
    Emmit Till                                                        SNCC                                 Lunch Counter Sit Ins
    James Meredith                                                CORE                                March on Washington
    Medgar Evers                                                   Freedom Riders                   Murders in Mississippi
    Martin Luther King Jr                                          Black Muslims                     March on Selma
    Malcolm X                                                         Black Panthers                    The Assassinations
    Government Actions
    Brown v Board of Education
    Baker v Carr
    Heart of Atlanta Motel v USA
    Bakke v UC- Davis
    Affirmative Action
    Equal Pay Act- 1963
    Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 1968
    Voting Rights Acts of 1965 and 1970
    LBJ's Great Society/ War on Poverty, Medicare, Medicaid, Head Start, Elementary and Secondary School Acts
    Equal Employment Opportunity Act
       42- The Jackie Robinson Story
       Race- Jesse Owens
       Hidden Figures
       Mississippi Burning 
    Helpful websites
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU5kSap5UtQ Eyes on the Prize Episode One
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Last Modified on August 15, 2017