Martin Luther King Jr was an Baptist minister, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He was a huge leader in civil rights based on his Christian beliefs.
A Muslim minister and human rights activist. Advocate for black rights; detractors accused him of preaching racism and violence. He's been called one of most influential African Americans in history.
On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Rosa Parks rode at the front of a Montgomery, Alabama bus the day the Supreme Court's ban on segregation of the city's buses took effect. She had been arrested for refusing leave her seat on a bus.
Jim Crow laws were laws enforcing racial segregation in the South. These laws continued in force until 1965. This woman is holding up a sign to get rid of the laws.
"In nineteen hundred fifty five,
In a southern American town,
A tired colored lady got on a city bus
And immediately sat down,
With a closed mind and an opened mouth
The big bus driver got rough"
The Birmingham Bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at the African-American 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on Sunday, September 15, 1963.
The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was made in April 1960 by young people who had emerged as leaders of the sit-in protest movement started by four black college students in Greensboro, NC.
Medgar Evers was an civil rights activist from Mississippi who worked to overturn segregation at Ole Miss and gain social justice and voting rights. He was killed for standing up for blacks.
10,000 people in a torchlight procession heard Protestant Episcopal Bishop James A. Pike pray for God “to stiffen the spine of the President of the United States.” He called on huge masses of people to pour into Selma and protest if a federal court refused to lift its injunction against civil rights marchers.
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