Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968

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  • Civil Rights Movement 1955-1968
    • 1955-56 - Montgomery Bus Boycott
      • Showed African Americans that significant results could happen if they work together
    • 1957 - The clash at Little Rock
      • Showed that segregation would only be achieved slowly in the south
    • 1960 -Greensboro sit-ins
      • In July 1960 Woolworth desegregated its lunch counters
    • 1961 - Freedom Rides in the South
      • The bus companies agreed with the ruling to desegregate buses
    • 1961 - Albany Movement began
      • Movement was a failure as many facilities were sold off or closed
    • 1962 - Meredith enrolled at the University of Mississippi
      • Meredith successfully enrolled in October 1962
    • 1963 - Birmingham campaign
      • Was seen as important because if segregation could be stopped here it could be stopped anywhere
    • 1963 - March on Washington
      • Showed that different civil rights organisations could work together for the same aims
    • 1964 - Freedom Summer in Mississippi
      • SNCC failed to register many black voters
    • 1964 - Civil Rights Act passed
      • Main points included to stop segregation and promote integration
    • 1965 - Voting Rights Act passed
      • All restrictions on registration and voting were banned
    • 1966 - Chicago campaign
      • The campaign failed because it required massive federal funding
    • 1968 - Martin Luther King assented on 4th April
      • The 'Poor People's Campaign' took place in King's memory but failed without his leadership

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