Civil Rights 1960s/1970s

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  • Civil Rights 1960s/1970s
    • Civil Rights Act 1964
      • This banned discrimination in public places.
        • Lyndon B. Johnson
      • Banned employment discrimination based on race, colour, religion, sex or national origin.
    • Voting Rights Act 1965
      • Made voting procedures fair and no one entitled to vote would be refused.
        • Lyndon B. Johnson
    • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
      • Organised 'freedom rides' in early 1960s
        • Tested the South by sitting in white-only areas on public transport.
          • This was met by arrest, sometimes murder.
            • Interstate Commerce Commission decided that bus terminals should be desegregated
    • Mass Marches
      • There were countless mass marches and protests on segregation
        • Many were led by Martin Luther King Jr.
          • A leading figure in the Civil Rights movement
          • Made the "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963.
      • Many were organised by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
    • Violence
      • Many AA were impatient and turned to militant groups.
        • Black Panther Party
      • The assassination of MLK led to widespread unrest and violence across the US.


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