Civil Rights Movment

By: Jackeline Mendoza

How long it lasted

The civil rights movement was from 1954-1968. That's 14 year fight for equality.

Jim crow laws

Were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the South.

Who was Jim Crow???

Jim Crow was fictional character that was played by a white actor named Thomas Dartmouth.

"I have a dream"

The "I have a dream" speech was King's legendary speech. It was during the March on Washington to end racism in the United States on August 28 1963.

March on Washington

On August 28 1963 the March on Washington had 200,000 people were there and was led by Martin Luther King Jr.


Boycotting began after Rosa Parks got arrested because she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Back then blacks had to move to the back of the buses when no seats were available for white passengers.