Due Wednesday June 4th
Mr. Woolsey Social Studies
Jackie Robinson's involvement in baseball made it easier for whites to accept integration and created a situation of peaceful segregation in a previously separated area.
Executive order 9981 was one of the first major actions in destroying segregation in America.
The Brown vs. board of Education ruling served as a huge milestone for African Americans and the civil rights movement and also formed a means to fight segregation legally.
The death of Emmett Till caused brought to the forefront the violence the deep south would follow through with because of race.
Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott provided momentum for African Americans to strive for equal rights during the civil rights movement.
The desegregation of the Little Rock Central High School became and integral part of the early civil rights movement and the strive for equal opportunity in America.
The successful sit in served as a victory in the civil rights movement and also inspired similair actions throughout the country.
The sit ins executed by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee were invaluable in providing momentum for the civil rights movement.
The freedom riders called attention to the disregard of the law in southern states in order to support discrimination and were also a cause of the desegregation of transit terminals.
The Children's March caused many Americans to not be able to ignore the racial segregation and injustices being done.
The Civil Rights Act created legal opportunities to fight discrimination on a federal level and paved the way for programs that prevented racism.
Jimmy Lee Jackson's death triggered many other actions against segregation and drew attention to the severity of the racism in the south.
This march raised awareness of what the African Americans wanted and also encouraged the Voting Rights Act.
This act was a legal victory for African Americans that moved the United states even further towards racial equality.