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US Civil Rights Movement

US Civil Rights Movement

Beginnings through the 60s

By J. Aaron Collins

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Abolitionists

Abolitionists

Frederick Douglas was the editor of an abolitionist newspaper.

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On a side note. . .

On a side note. . .

Are they related?

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman

Helped slaves escape via the Underground Railroad.

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John Brown

John Brown

He and his sons brutally murdered 5 slave masters in Kansas. (1858)

Tried to incite a slave revolt

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Reconstruction 1865-77

Reconstruction 1865-77

After the Civil War 1861-1865, the federal government made strides toward equality.

Blacks voted, held many political offices.

The Freedmens Bureau was a govt program to help Blacks find land, it established schools and colleges.

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Reconstruction

Reconstruction

The Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed all citizens with equal protection under the law.

The Fifteenth Amendment said the right to vote shall not be denied on the basis of race.

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However. . .

However. . .

The Supreme Court decided in Plessy vs. Ferguson that separate institutions are okay if they are equal.

Jim Crow laws required that Blacks have separate facilities.

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However. . .

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However. . .

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Dallas Bus Station

Dallas Bus Station

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Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow Laws

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Texas sign

Texas sign

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However. . .

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Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow Laws

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Jim Crow Laws

Jim Crow Laws

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