The Civil Rights Movement
By: Brandon Hoy
Progression through time
In this flier you will get an in depth analysis of how the people in the Civil Rights Movement worked and what tactics they used to bring attention to things that the rest of America needed to see. I will also analyse picture and explain what is happening and what impact it had on The Civil Rights Movement. And then I will analyze people who are not well known, but died for there cause and had a huge impact on The Civil Rights Movement. And lastly, I will analyze some music from the 40's and 50's that talk about Civil rights and the struggle that black people endured during this time period.
Method's of the madness that is The Civil Rights Movement
The first method the African Americans used during the Civil Rights Movement were marches. Often holding signs and marching down the street, African Americans were usually beaten and/ or arrested by cops. The cops would release there police dogs on the people in the march in an attempt to break it up. Or spray those marching with a fire hose. However they never retaliated. One of the largest marches in history was when thousands of African Americans marched down Washington St. and then Martin Luther King Jr gave a very famous and empowering speech know as " I have a dream".
The second method used during the Civil Right Movements was known as "sit ins". Sit ins were when a black person sat down in an only white cafe or restaurant. These black people were normally severely beaten by everyone there including the cops. sometimes even spit on and had stuff thrown at them. If they refused to leave which was the point of a sit in, after they were severely beaten. They were then arrested. One thing is for sure though they never reacted violently.
The last way they used was boycotting company's who were owned by white people. They did this in an effort to try and end segregation. They thought that if they didn't buy the white people merchandise they would lose a lot of money and stop segregating white and blacks. Usually it didn't really work. And if it did work it took a long time for the affects of the boycott on the company to show. An example of a boycott would be When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white male and she was arrested. This angered the African American community and they didn't ride the Montgomery buses because of that.
Here is a picture of a man that looks to be apart of a march that is being attacked by police dogs. The policeman looks to be holding the young black male still so the dog can bite him.
MLK I have a dream speech
The famous Speech that Martin Luther King Jr gave at the white house in front of thousands of African Americans. after they marched down Washington St.
A Black man drinks from the "colored" drinking fountain. Clearly the "White" drinking fountain is much nicer and more clean than the one that the black folk can drink out of.