Black Civil Rights 1950&1960s

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1954 Brown v Board of Education of Topeka
NAACP brought case of inequality in education, challenged the Jim Crow Law 'Separate but equal'. 1954 Chief Justice Earl Warren ordered integrated schools in southern states
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1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott
M.I.A wanted to desegregate buses in Montgomery so they boycotted the buses. The boycott was a success as in 1956 the Supreme Court declared Montgomery bus laws to be illegal
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1957 Little Rock Arkansas
Supreme court ordered the Governor of Arkansas, Orval Fabus, to let 9 black students attend a which school, Little Rock. Faubus ordered troops to prevent that because couldn't guarantee safety however Eisenhower sent troops to protect them
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1960 Sit in at Greensboro
SNCC began campaign to end segregation in restaurants in the town. Four black students sat on white stools and refused to leave. Within week 400 black & white students done sit in. End of 1960 lunch counters were desegregated in 126 cities
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1961 Freedom Rides
States not obeying desegreated bus services, so deliberately rode buses faced violence. Protected by JFK
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1962 James Meredith
Wanted to appeal to overturn the decision to exclude blacks from university. Entered school
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1963 Birmingham Alabama; Civil Rights March
MLK, organised march because Montgomery still not desegregated. Aim: Turn media attention to expose Birmingham.
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1963 March on Washington
MLK aim was to pressure JFK to introduce civil rights bill
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1965 Selma
Voting rights march, authorites banned march (Jim Clark), went on with march anyway and was attacked
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1968
Assassination of Martin Luther King
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M.I.A wanted to desegregate buses in Montgomery so they boycotted the buses. The boycott was a success as in 1956 the Supreme Court declared Montgomery bus laws to be illegal

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1955-1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott

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Supreme court ordered the Governor of Arkansas, Orval Fabus, to let 9 black students attend a which school, Little Rock. Faubus ordered troops to prevent that because couldn't guarantee safety however Eisenhower sent troops to protect them

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SNCC began campaign to end segregation in restaurants in the town. Four black students sat on white stools and refused to leave. Within week 400 black & white students done sit in. End of 1960 lunch counters were desegregated in 126 cities

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States not obeying desegreated bus services, so deliberately rode buses faced violence. Protected by JFK

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