Racism in the 60's

Was it beneficial?

The civil rights movement happened in the 50's and 60's, and the general goal was to integrate black and white society. It was mostly successful in allowing blacks equality to whites (eating in the same restaurant, sitting where they want on the bus, etc.) but the mindset of racism was still very much present. Since opinions can't be changed by issuing a new amendment or law, some racism is still around today, but not as severely. In this flier, you should expect to see maybe some retarded jokes and some pretty sick facts.

Civil disobedience, protests, and the like?

Probably the most well known strategy used during the civil rights movement was civil disobedience. MLK, Gandhi, and the Soviet Union used it. Civil disobedience is refusing to obey unjust laws set by the government, preferably without violence (from the protesting side, at least.)

Boycotting was another strategy used. A very well-know boycott of the time was the Montgomery Bus boycott in Alabama. A black woman refused to move to the back of the public bus, and was arrested, which sparked national news. (ironically,all the white kids today try to get a seat at the back of school bus. Lmao)

1968; Memphis, Tennessee, around 1300 black workers went on strike from their city sanitation jobs after 2 worker deaths and years of unfair treatment. Some violence was started by the protesters and a 16 year old boy was killed by the fuzz. MLK was assassinated during the time of the strike, which ended a few weeks later.

Key groups during the Civil Rights Movement

SNCC - Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Started in the 1960 by Ella Baker in Shaw University, North Carolina. They did a lot with Black Power and mostly tried to passing voting registrations for black folks in the south. Ella Baker was part of the SCLC when the SNCC was formed. SNCC wanted to be an independent organization, instead of a branch off of SCLC. SNCC took part in bus rides through the south (dangerous as heck if you're black or pro-black rights.)

Klu Klux Klan - The KKK was founded in 1865 by confederate veterans. They were notorious during 3 time periods; the latter 1860's, the prohibition era, and the civil rights movement. They opposed any kind of racial equality and supported white supremacy. Most of their crimes were ignored by authority, and some groups had connections with local police, who let them do what they wanted. The KKK burned down black churches, bombed houses, and lynched anyone they didn't like.

Unsung Heroes

Jimmie Lee Jackson - Jimmie was a 26-year-old who was killed by an officer during a protest. He was in a cafe and was shot in the stomach twice. As he tried to leave the building, he was beaten even more and died 8 days later. After his death, the SCLC organized a march from Selma to Montgomery, in Alabama.

Emmet Till - Till was a 14-year-old boy who was lynched for supposedly flirting with a white woman. It was in Money, Mississippi, 1955. He went into the store to get candy or whatever 14-year-old's buy and made a pass on the young white store owner. She told her husband, Roy, and so later he showed up at Emmet's house and kidnapped him. A few days later, Emmet's body was found in a river, severely disfigured.