Civil rights movement

Movement for the complete equality for African-Americans beginning in the 1960's consisting of of riots, marches, conferences, organizations, and other efforts.

The March on Washington was one of the largest efforts for political, economic, and social human rights. This march happened on August 27, 1963.
A quarter of a million people rallied for the march for jobs and freedom. At this rally, MLK executed his well-known "I Have a Dream" speech.
Many acts were passed following the rally, with powerful speakers such as MLK and Mrs. Edgar Mevers, and the NAACP leader. The acts that followed this were the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.
The SNCC was formed by Ella Baker at Shaw University. It was created to promote anti-racism and was a major contributor to the acts against prejudice, such as the march on Washington.
In September of 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was bombed. 4 girls were killed and many injured. Many people protested the bombing and against law enforcement.
In October 1963, African-American people rallied against Dobbs from Mel's Drive-In. They wanted fair treatment in the employment area.
The KKK had existed since the 1860's but died out and came back twice, strongly in the 1960's during the Civil Rights movement. They were a white supremacist group that committed many acts of racial terrorism.
Jim Crow laws were to enforce a "separate but equal" segregation policies. They were very unfair, and people protested them strongly in the 1960's until their demise in 1965.
African-Americans protested the unjust housing system in Chicago in 1964. They protested the racist realtors and system to further the equality movement by equality in living space.
The NAACP is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, founded in 1909. The NAACP played an active role in the 1960's, supporting the civil rights movement in the rallies.
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