5Ws of The Civil Rights Act

Updated: 10/8/2020
5Ws of The Civil Rights Act
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Civil Rights Movement

Civil Rights Movement

Teacher Guide by Matt Campbell

Over the last hundred years, thousands of Americans have fought for justice, equality, and change for all citizens. Although it has only been sixty years since the major events of the Civil Rights Movement, many students are unaware of the seismic shifts that occurred during that era. Through the use of non-violent strategies such as protests, marches, boycotts, and sit-ins, Americans were able to begin a movement that still strongly reverberates in our world today.

Civil Rights Movement

Storyboard Description

Create a 5 Ws analysis of the Civil Rights Act or any other event from the Civil Rights Movement (who, what, when, where, why)

Storyboard Text

  • Who influenced the signing of the Civil Rights Act?
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  • What did the Civil Rights Act do?
  • WhitesOnly
  • When did the Civil Rights Act get passed?
  • The Civil Rights Act was proposed by President John F. Kennedy, but he was assassinated before he could pass it. With the help of numerous Civil Rights activists, Congress, and President Lyndon B. Johnson, the act was passed with bipartisan support.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • The Civil Rights Act went into effect on July 2, 1964, nearly 100 years after the end of the Civil War. After a century of fighting for legal equality and integration, this landmark law helped progress equality throughout America. It was passed at the height of both the anti-war Vietnam protests and Civil Rights protests.
  • Where did the Civil Rights Act impact society the most?
  • 5Ws of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Why is the Civil Rights Act significant?
  • The Civil Rights Act impacted schools, places of employment, public transportation, restaurants, and numerous other public places throughout society. This law forbade segregated public facilities throughout the country.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was significant because it began a process where the United States government actively forbade discrimination and segregation. It soon led to the Voting Rights Act, which prohibits racial discrimination in voting.