Civil Rights Movement

Robert Warren

1960 SNCC

In the south, groups of both black and white students, inspired by Dr. King's non-violence and civil disobedience to challenge unfair segregation laws. Students started boycotting segregated businesses, used sit-ins to cause businesses to lose money and desegregate.

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 UGA now Intergrated

Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter, the firs black students to enter UGA, they were harassed, taunted, and threatened when they first began attending classes. By 1963, Hamilton and Charlayne earned their degrees and went on to have good careers.

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.