major events in the civil rights movement

major events in the civil rights movement

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  • Malcom X's famous speech
  • Rosa Parks famous moment
  • Martin Luther King's famous speech
  • Malcolm X's famous speech was he advised African Americans to judiciously exercise their right to vote but he cautioned that if the government continued to prevent African Americans from attaining full equality, it might be necessary for them to take up arms or fight
  • Black Panthers reason for fame
  • Rosa parks most famous moment was when she was arrested when she refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus to a white passenger. The arrest led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, and was a defining moment in parks' long career as an activist.
  • James Baldwin reason for fame
  • Martin Luther Kings famous moment or speech was the I Have a Dream speech in 1963, in which he spoke of his dream of a United States that is void of segregation and racism.
  • In late October 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. In formulating a new politics, they drew on their experiences working with a variety of Black Power organizations.
  • One of the 20th century's greatest writers, Baldwin broke new literary ground with the exploration of racial and social issues in his many works. He was especially known for his essays on the black experience in America
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