Rosa Park`s Heroism Still Inspires - NBC-CLASS-A-2010-2013

Rosa Park’s Heroism Still Inspires
Rosa Parks
Civil Right’s Movement
• 1960s movement to establish the civil rights
and equality of African Americans in the
United States. (1955-1968)
1950s Jim Crow System
• Racial segregation: public facilities,
government services, education
• Disfranchisement: unable to vote
• Employment discrimination
• Violence: individual, police, organizational,
mass racial violence
Aims of the Civil Rights Movement
Freedom from oppression
Economic and social equality
Martin Luther King
What was his dream?
Demanding Decent Housing, Decent
Freedom Riders 1961
Police Brutality
Trying to end segregation in schools
Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus
Boycott, 1955-1956
• Civil Rights Act of 1964: banned discrimination
based on “race, color, religion, or national origin” in
employment practices and public accomodations
• Voting Rights Act of 1965: restored, protected voting
• Immigration and Nationality Services Act of 1965:
opened entry to the U.S. to immigrants other than
traditional European groups.
• Fair Housing Act of 1968: banned discrimination in
the sale or rental of housing
• Can you think of examples of inequality in
your community, city, school, or country?