Leaders and Legislation of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
Identify leaders of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and their contributions to their respective causes. How did these social pioneers forge the way for this important ratification? What legislation was relevant during these critical times?
Complete the following matrix by identifying 7 to 10 leaders or legislative events from both the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. The first leader is provided as a model.
Leader and Associated Legislation, if any Date(s) Organization and/or Cause Contribution
A. Philip Randolph 1941 Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which fought Discrimination His threat to march on Washington to protest discriminatory treatment caused former President Franklin D. Roosevelt to react with new policies on job discrimination.
Democratic Party 1877 White Democratic party that had control of the southern states.
“Redeemer Government” Implimented Jim Crow laws segregating the black people from the white population.
Martin Luther King, Jr
1968 President Christian Leadership Conference
Representative in the history of modern American liberalism He took ideas from Christianity to promote nonviolence white fighting for no segregation.
Youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Headed the organization for the March of the Montgomery Bus Boycott and so much more.
1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott Fought segregation. Wouldn’t give her seat for a white passenger on a bus.
Susan B. Anthony 1836 -
1906 American Anti-Slavery Society
Women’s rights Collected petitions in response to the gag rule. Gave 75-100 speeches each year for 45 years on women’s rights.
Jesse Jackson 1965 Civil Rights Activist
Democratic Presidential Party Nomination
Selma to Montgomery March
Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Chicago Upped pressure for white... [continues]
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