Rights Movements & Protesting In America

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Tommy SantellRights Movements & Protesting in AmericaAfrican-American Civil Rights Movement(19551968)

Brown v. Board of Education, 1954

May 17, 1954 by a vote of 9-0.The outcome of this case, overturned the separate but equal notion.Declared that these separate schools were not equal in the educational opportunities for white and black children.

Political rally on August 28, 1963.This is when MLK made his famous, I have a dream speech.Participants = 200,000 (police) and 300,000 (leaders of the march).Helped pass the Civil Rights Act (1964) and the National Voting Rights Act (1965).March on Washington, 1963

Based on economic justice and housing for the poorWe believe the highest patriotism demands the ending of the war and the opening of a bloodless war to final victory over racism and poverty MLK.Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968.King assassination and the Poor People's March, 1968

Women's Rights MovementThroughout the 1900s - present

Gave women the right to vote.The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.The 19th Amendment to the Constitution

Purpose was to eliminate wage differences based on sex.As you can see in the graph to the right Men still make more money then Women in the same job, even 36 years later. Equal Pay Act of 1963

Allowed Women the right to abortion, up to the point at which the fetus becomes 'viable.' (which is usually placed at about seven months (28 weeks) but may occur earlier, even at 24 weeks.)This decision really split the country between pro-life and pro-choice.Roe v. Wade (1973)

Vietnam protests1963-1970

The military Draft in the 1960s was a forced selection of males to fight in the Vietnam war.From a choice of about 27 million, the draft selected 2,215,000 men for service against there will.Up to 100,000 eligible males left the country in fear of being drafted.The Draft

Many college students were becoming highly political and active in protests to stop the war in Vietnam.Two Committees that had a huge impact were:The Young Americans for Freedom (YAF)Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE)Student Involvement

Hippies were most popular throughout the 1960s and were huge supporters of peace and love.Most hippies had highly leftist views and were against the Vietnam war.This also influenced much music at the time to be more political and anti-war.Hippies

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