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Birmingham

Birmingham

White America saw 500 kids get arrested and attacked with dogs.

There was much support now for civil rights legislation.

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March on Washington 1963

March on Washington 1963

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The event was highlighted by King's "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. August 28, 1963.

The event was highlighted by King's "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial. August 28, 1963.

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Civil Rights Act of 1964

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Banned segregation in public places such as restaurants, buses

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Lyndon B. Johnson ’63-’68

Lyndon B. Johnson ’63-’68

Pushed Civil Rights Act through Congress

Passed more pro-civil rights laws than any other president

Slide 90

Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ)

Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ)

Civil Rights Act of ’64

Civil Rights Act of ’68

Voting Rights Act of ’65

24th Amendment banning poll taxes

Slide 91

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

Now it is time to test the small-town bus stops and highways!

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Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

CORE volunteers, White and Black, got on buses and sat inter-racially on the bus.

They went into bus station lunch counters

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Freedom Riders attacked!

Freedom Riders attacked!

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Mobs also attacked them at the bus stations.

Mobs also attacked them at the bus stations.

Slide 95

Highways

Highways

The highways were obviously not safe.

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James Meredith, right, pulled himself to cover against a parked car after he was shot by a sniper. Meredith had been leading a march to encourage African Americans to vote. He recovered from the wound, and later completed the march. June 7, 1966

James Meredith, right, pulled himself to cover against a parked car after he was shot by a sniper. Meredith had been leading a march to encourage African Americans to vote. He recovered from the wound, and later completed the march. June 7, 1966

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Malcolm X and MLK

Malcolm X and MLK

Slide 98

Left to right: Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph David Abernathy on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel Memphis hotel, a day before King's assassination. April 3,1968

Left to right: Hosea Williams, Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King Jr., Rev. Ralph David Abernathy on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel Memphis hotel, a day before King's assassination. April 3,1968

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