important dates Mlk 1958-1968

Montgommery Bus Boycott (1955-1956)

  • Rosa Parks
  • Claudette Colvin
  • NAACP to action
  • MIA (Montgommery improvement association)
  • Under leadership of mlk
  • Mlk organised with the MIA to boycott local buses

Postives

  • created media attention
  • showed blacks had ecological power

consequences

  • MLK got fined and got put in prison
  • It didnt actually desegregate the buses
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Montgommery Bus Boycott (1955-1956)

  • Rosa Parks
  • Claudette Colvin
  • NAACP to action
  • MIA (Montgommery improvement association)
  • Under leadership of mlk
  • Mlk organised with the MIA to boycott local buses

Postives

  • created media attention
  • showed blacks had ecological power

consequences

  • MLK got fined and got put in prison
  • It didnt actually desegregate the buses
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Browder vs gayle (1956)

  • Was an NAACP court case
  • Aurellia browder refused to give up seat and was therefore arreseted
  • NAACP took it to supreme court
  • Outcome was that it outlawed the desegregation of buses
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Little rock campaign (1957)

  • Attempted to speed up desegregation by enrolling 9 black students into little rocks all white high school.
  • Local govenor refused to let them in
  • Mob met the students outside school an wouldnt let them enter
  • President Eisenhower ordered the governer to withrdraw national gards but he ignored
  • Eisenhower ordered for the national gaurds to protect black students from mob
  • Faubus(governer) therefore closed the schools
  • Naacp took it to court and it was ruled that it was illegal to prevent desegregation for any reason

Significance

  • The us president backed the black students
  • Demonstrated effectivness of taking things to court
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Greensboro sit-ins(1960)

  • Focused on civil rights in public places such as resturants,swimming pools etc
  • People sat in all white seats untill was served
  • By fourth day 300 blacks were attending to sit in an all white section of woolworhts
  • was happening all around carolina
  • KINGS sclc came involved in organising and co-ordinating action

Significance

  • Showed econmic power
  • Created media coverage
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The freedom rides (1961)

  • The freedom rides saught to test rulings by travelling from washington DC to new orleans on interstate transport
  • Was organised by CORE
  • They expected to meet violent opposition
  • Planned to use this to create media attention
  • BULL conor refused to protect freedom riders
  • He granted all the police a day off
  • King gace a speech to rally freedom riders

Significance

  • They marked a new high point of co-operation within civil rights as the involved CORE,SNCC,SCLC
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