Civil Rights Movement
1960 Sibley Commission
Most school districts in Georgia threatened to shut down their schools if they had to desegregate, The Sibley Commission was to decide how Georgia's counties should integrate the schools. The federal government threatened to shut down all funding to Georgia school if they didn't desegregate their schools.
1961 Albany Civil Movement
The SNCC, NAACP, and Dr. King helped make a very big movement to end segregation in south Georgia, Albany city. Addition to marches and boycotts, people helped African-Americans to vote. But their efforts to desegregate the city stopped when Albany police arrested most of the protestors, including Dr. King.
1963 March in Washington
100 after Lincoln sighed the Emancipation Proclamation, over 200,000 people marched to the Lincoln Memorial in order to gain jobs and freedom for African-Americans. Lots of activists spoke in big groups, including Dr. King. The highlight of the March in Washington was Dr. King's speech " I Have a Dream ". It reminded America of the struggles of African-Americans. The March in Washington was so effective that the Congress sighed the Civil Rights act and Voting Rights act.