The Civil Rights Movement

By: Oliver Storm Black

Introduction

From creating schools that allow anyone to be a student to giving everyone the chance to vote the civil rights movement has helped the United States understand the meaning of an equal and just society greatly but even as we now see the path it will take a lot to clear the way. if we didn't have the civil rights movement we would have not noticed the problem of racial intent and segregation but while we now are joining the different people of the world we still have a difficult path of segregation ahead of us. Many people still believe that not everyone should have equal rights claiming that those who are different are lower beings than themselves.


in this Flyer I plan to show you how important the movement was, How we started to fight against segregation, and evidence that we still have a long way to go. The fight against colored segregation played out with non-violent ways including boycotting the use of buses, allowing the people to arrest them without a fight, and petitioning for the right of voting.

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Montgomery Bus Boycott

One of the biggest demonstrations against segregation that started on December 5th 1955 and ended on December 20 1956. Here most colored and a few white people got together to fight for colored to be able to ride the bus without segregation by boycotting the bus system and got around by carpooling, walking, and colored taxis. Because that the colored made up about 75% of the riders of the buses the city had to allow this to be a colored victory for with out the buses the economy will drop. The boycott happened 4 days after Rosa Parks being arrested


Click Here For More on The Montgomery Bus Boycott:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/montgomery-bus-boycott

Selma to Montgomery March

On the move to have colored people willing to vote Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) started a march from Selma to head towards Montgomery in 1965. During the march the people were met with violent resistance by state and local authorities but were luckily with help of the country and government by the means of federalized National Guards. Sadly only 2% of Selma's eligible colored voters registered.


Click Here For More on The Selma to Montgomery March:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/selma-montgomery-march

The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Early in 1960 a group of colored students started a trend that helped raise awareness against segregation in the south, during this time these four students; Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain, and Joseph McNeil; Started the sit ins at their local lunch counter in Greensboro California. While over time many protesters were arrested for "trespassing", "disturbing the peace", and "disorderly conduct" they continued protesting spreading the trend to many schools in the Us causing the people to rethink on their ideas about segregation.


Click Here For More on The Sit Ins:

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/the-greensboro-sit-in

Music of Equality

we shall not be moved

We Shall Not Be Moved

By:Mavis Staples


We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
Just like a tree that's standing by the water
We shall not be moved

We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
The union is behind us,
We shall not be moved

We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
We're fighting for our freedom,
We shall not be moved

We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
We're fighting for our children,
We shall not be moved

We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
We'll building a mighty union,
We shall not be moved

We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
Black and white together,
We shall not be moved

We shall not, we shall not be moved
We shall not, we shall not be moved
Young and old together,
We shall not be moved


Review:

We Shall Not Be Moved is a nice song that gives hope and the will to be heard, but it can also be a little annoying with it repeating "We shall not be moved" every other line. Overall this song is encouraging and hopeful even if it doesn't have much creativity.

Power of Many

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Founded in 1960 in Greensboro California the SNCC was created to fight for the right to speak as a young colored student. They were the reason for the sit-in trend and with the help of the SCLC (southern christian leadership committee) the SNCC put together the freedom rides and freedom summer where three were killed by the hands of the Ku Klux Klan. Later on a leader by the name of Stokely Carmichael was elected and chosen to use violence as a tactic later causing the SNCC to disband.

Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)

Founded in 1942 this group included nearly all varieties from students to elderly, women to men, even with both colored and white CORE had been fighting for equality of the different people by the means of the Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, and even the bus boycott. Over all CORE is a umbrella over the other groups that worked for equality such as SNCC, SCLC, COFO, MFDP, and NAACP; joining both colored and white, old and young, religious and scientific, and men and women into one power group.