Civil Rights Movement Campaigns

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Selma Campaign
10th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Did a march from Selma to Montgomery to campaign for voting rights. President Johnson passed the voting rights act in 1965.
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The Birmingham Campaign
Aim was to desegregate public places and places of education. End racial discrimination in workplaces. They marched and used children in their marches to create sympathy. Police brutality was shown and 2000 black Americans were put in jail. KKK riots
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March on Washington
March was to encourage the Civil Rights bill to be passed. 'I have a dream' speech. 250,000 people marched to the Lincoln Memorial. There were white and black protesters in the march.
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Albany Campaign
The failed campaign to embarrass the federal government into desegregating bus's. Police Commissioner Pritchett studied MLK's tactics and made sure there were many jails to put protesters into. Paid for MLK's bale too. The police were non-violent.
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Greensboro Sit-ins
4 university freshmen sat at the lunch bench on Woolworth to desegregate Woolworth. Non-violent protest showed white brutality when they refused to move. Inspired more people to do this. Gained the support of Eisenhower.
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The Freedom Rides
A busload of black Americans were attacked by members of the KKK and some of the bus's were bombed. Forced Kennedy to support the Civil Rights movement.
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Little Rock Campaign
9 black people came in for their first day and school and were attacked by white members of the school. They did not react and this showed the effectiveness of peaceful protest. Eisenhower had to send in the National Army to protect them.
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Montgomery Bus Boycott
Rosa Parks sat in the white section of the bus and refused to move and got arrested for it. The boycott started the next day and lasted a year. Refused to go on bus's and cost bus companies a lot of money. They also set up their own transport system.
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Aim was to desegregate public places and places of education. End racial discrimination in workplaces. They marched and used children in their marches to create sympathy. Police brutality was shown and 2000 black Americans were put in jail. KKK riots

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The Birmingham Campaign

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March was to encourage the Civil Rights bill to be passed. 'I have a dream' speech. 250,000 people marched to the Lincoln Memorial. There were white and black protesters in the march.

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The failed campaign to embarrass the federal government into desegregating bus's. Police Commissioner Pritchett studied MLK's tactics and made sure there were many jails to put protesters into. Paid for MLK's bale too. The police were non-violent.

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4 university freshmen sat at the lunch bench on Woolworth to desegregate Woolworth. Non-violent protest showed white brutality when they refused to move. Inspired more people to do this. Gained the support of Eisenhower.

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