Hi! My name is Ruby Rose. I'm named after two famous leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, Rudy Bridges and Rosa Parks. I'm excited to talk to you about the Civil Rights Movement. After this make sure you view your teacher's presentation on the Women of the Civil Rights Movement to learn more!
The Civil Rights Movement was a struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for African Americans to gain equal rights under the law in the United States.
Social justice means to treat people fairly
Make sure you remember the Supreme Court Case, "Brown vs. Board of Education," that happened in 1954. After this case black and white children could go to school together and all children treated fairly.
An activist is anybody who wants to do something about what they they think is right or wrong.
Anna "Pauli" Murray was a strong woman and activist who helped in the court case.