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Civil Rights movemen


Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The civil rights movement lost it's strong leader
March on Washington The original goal of the 1963 was to persuade JFK to keep his promise to promote civil rights legislation and for jobs. "I have a dream" Speech
Black Panthers Militant group known for berets/gun-toting and "political power comes from the barrel of a gun". This group that was NOT dedicated to nonviolent resistence
Montgomery Bus Boycott protest segregation, ended when Supreme Court ruled that segregation on buses was unconstitutional
Malcom X was different than leader Martin Luther King in that he believed in violent confrontations
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 end of literacy tests in voter registration
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) Civil Rights organization headed by Martin Luther King Jr, that staged peaceful demonstrations on buses and in other public facilities to publicize and protest segregation
Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) pronounced Snick for short One strategy used by this Civil Rights leadership group was "jail not bail" in order to place economic burden on the white community
In the 1960's Black Muslims group that preached a message of black seperatism
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) conducted workshops on methods of non-violent protest
Sit-ins Movement Non-violent students who used sit-ins as a form of protest, provoked hostile reactions of those who opposed them
Philosophies MLK Jr vs Malcom X MLK Jr -Passive, non-violent (turn the other cheek) people fundamentally the same Malcolm X- Self-Defense (eye for an eye) Black Nationalism
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