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WE SHALL OVERCOME

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									WE SHALL OVERCOME

 The Civil Rights Movement
         A Pictorial
Brown vs.
 Board of
Education
School Integration Opposed




                   Elizabeth Eckford
Little Rock Nine




                   Ruby Bridges
Emmett Till
Rosa Parks, arrested for refusing
to give up her seat on a
Montgomery bus, December,
1955.
1960 - 1963
Sit-ins, swim-ins, read-ins, pray-
ins, marches, and other protests erupt
across the South at segregated
restaurants, swimming pools,
libraries, churches...




                                    June, 1964. Black children integrate
                                    the swimming pool of the Monson
                                    Motel. To force them out, the owner
                                    pours muriatic acid into the water.
St. Augustine, FL, police ensuring that the beach
remains "White Only."
Nashville, TN.
High-school students
picketing a segregated
restaurant.
Their line is attacked by
racists. The police club the
demonstrators. A 15-year
old girl lies unconscious
in the street where she was
beaten down, her sister
kneels beside her.
Students busted for
protesting segregation fill
the Nashville jail to
overflowing.




      Police attack the marchers with tear
      gas and fire hoses, and force them
      into the "stockade."
A huge mob gathered, with
open police support while
the three of us sat there for
three hours. I was attacked
with fists, brass knuckles
and the broken portions of
glass sugar containers,
and was burned with
cigarettes. I'm covered with
blood and we were all
covered by salt, sugar,
mustard, and various
other things.
More than 1,000 students march in support of anti-
segregation, sit-ins at downtown lunch counters.
Freedom Riders




         Organized by CORE, two
         integrated groups of
         Freedom Riders enter
         Alabama on May 14, 1961.
         One bus is ambushed and
         burned by a racist mob
         outside of Anniston, the
         other arrives in Birmingham
         where another mob brutally
         assaults the riders.
Arrested for trying to read a book in a
segregated library. Albany, GA. 1962.
                         On the orders of Bull
                         Connor, high-
                         pressure firehoses are
                         used against young
                         demonstrators

                          Mississippi 1963

Addie Mae Collins (14)
Cynthia Wesley (14)
Carole Robertson (14)
Denise McNair (11)

 Killed in the 16th
Street Baptist Church
KKK bombing
In the deep south the KKK operates openly with
the support of police and politicians. Parents
bring their children to public Klan rallies to
teach another generation the lessons of hate and
bigotry.
March on Washington
   August 1963
I HAVE A DREAM
                Mississippi
                Freedom
                Summer — 1964




Voter Registration
                                High school students under arrest
                                for marching in support of voter
                                registration, February, 1965.
                                Sheriff Jim Clarke supervises
                                their incarceration for crimes
                                against the southern way of life.


To prevent any further
marching, the police stretch
a rope across Sylvan Street
outside of Brown Chapel. It
is guarded by a line of
cops. Anyone marching
past the rope faces arrest, a
beating, or worse.
March from Selma
 to Montgomery
     1965
The Selma Movement takes up
the march to Jackson, Mississippi.
The March to Montgomery, Alabama. The March crosses
Lowndes County, a stronghold of the Ku Klux Klan.

   Population: 81% Black, 19% white.
   Voter registration: Blacks 0, whites 2240 (118%)
Stokely Carmichael (Kwame
Ture) addresses Florida A&M   Malcolm X
students on Black Power.
1967.

								
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