History project

History project

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  • Lunch Counter Sit-ins
  • This place is for WHITES ONLY!!!
  • Don't fight... keep the peace...
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • We can all finally vote!!!
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott Begins
  • Need a ride?
  • No thank you.
  • Lunch Counter Sit-ins are where "colored" people wanted to integrate lunch counters without specific sections. This made whites furious and multitudes of fights would break out (whites doing all the fighting) and a majority got arrested.
  • Jackie Robinson
  • President Johnson passed the law that eliminated state laws that had prevented African Americans from voting.
  • President Truman orders integration of Armed Forces
  • A local law required that blacks give up their bus seats to whites. Rosa Parks is a prime example. African Americans organized a year-long boycott of the city's bus system. They chose Martin Luther King Junior, the pastor of a Baptist church, to lead the boycott.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964/ 24th Ammendment
  • No more segregation!!
  • Jackie Robinson was the first African American baseball player to cross the color lines.
  • President Truman proposed civil rights legislation to Congress. It did not pass. Truman did, however, issue executive orders to desegregate the military.
  • Outlaws discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and gender. The 24th ammendment to the constitution was passed. This eliminated poll taxes in federal elections.
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