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
Contribution A. Philip Randolph
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. Thurgood Marshall
May 17, 1954
NAACP attorney and later the nation’s first Supreme Court black justice (Brunner & Haney, 2007, ¶ 1).
Thurgood Marshall was the attorney for the NAACP in the case of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, that went before the Supreme Court (Brunner & Haney, 2007, ¶ 1). The court unanimously concluded that segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The case opened the door for the desegregation process to begin (Brunner & Haney, 2007). Rosa Parks
December 1, 1955
Rosa refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person so she was placed under arrest(Brunner & Haney, 2007, ¶ 3).. Because of this incarceration, the African American people imposed sanctions on bus transportation until the buses were desegregated Dec. 21, 1956 (Brunner & Haney, 2007). Martin Luther King Jr.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference cofounder and Civil Rights Leader.
Mr. King was not just a civil rights leader he was the creator of civil disobedience organizing civil protests, marches, boycotts, and voter registration (Brunner, 2007, ¶ 4). Daisy Bates and The Little Rock...
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