Cival Rights Flier

Created By: Brennen Lauffenburger

The World is Changing

Our generation doesn't know what its like to see colored people as a lower class of people. Imagine if you weren't aloud to have black friends or go to school with them or ride the bus with them they were just their but you didn't pay any attention to them. Before the civil rights movement I'm sure the United States was known as the country that was torn between right and wrong. The civil rights movement gave us equality we now have a larger more productive society. Im not saying the problem has completely gone away but if we all open our eyes to see that this is not a bad thing we would all benefit from this movement.

By allowing education to anyone who wants it opens up so many different doors to what kind of a future we could have if we don't discriminate against the race of people. For so long we shut people out of society because of the color of their skin, but if we had given them a chance a long time ago I believe it would of been beneficial to our society.

Civil Rights Tactics

During the Civil Rights movement on of the main strategies used was guilt. The government used people's moral beliefs to get through to people. Another big strategy that was used was civil disobedience. This tactic worked because the people used nonviolent action to get their message out. They tried all kinds of things such as litigation, mass media, boycotts, and demonstrations.

The movement turned into a national crisis that forced the federal government to overturn segregation laws in the southern states. This restored African Americans voting rights, discrimination in housing, education, and employment. This movement was full of violent and nonviolent conflict all the way up until it was all over. People were torn between what they wanted and what the government wanted them to want.

Black churches worked together to plan non-violent protests and ministers were often the ones running the protests. The blacks plan was very effective they wore down the white community with their many organized protests. They kept all of the pressure of the movement on the white authorities in hope that they would eventually break. From 1954 to 1968 direct action was the approach that the leaders of the movement went with and became the most successful tactic as well.

Two Unsung Hero's

William Moore McCulloch was a congressman from Idaho who some people argue is the reason the Civil Rights movement ever went through even though most of us have never heard of him before this. McCulloch believed that the blessings of the constitution was not only meant for white people. He had a huge roll in the passing of the civil rights movement because he was the one that passed the civil rights bill past the segregationist Southern Democrats who held the commanding heights on capital hill. He was never publically acknowledged for his part in the Civil Rights but he definitely should of been.

Claudette Colvin was a teen that refused to give up her seat on the bus so that a white woman could have her own seat. She had done this about a month before Rosa Parks was arrested for the same thing she was never arrested so nobody knows about her. She took part in ushers Montgomery bus boycott as well. Claudette was one of four plaintiffs in Browder vs. Gayle the landmark case that changed Alabama's bus segregation laws.

Top 5 Events of the Civil Rights Movement

Brown vs. Board of Education was the most important event in my opinion because it was the court case that ended school segregation and jump started the rest of the movement. The second event is the Montgomery Bus Boycott because it started the protest part of the movement and gave Martin Luther King Jr. a name. The Little Rock Nine is next because the government showed they were serious about integration by forcing integration of the high school in little rock. number four is the 1964 Civil Rights Act because it gave blacks the rights they fought so hard for. And last but not least the 1965 voting rights act which protected the blacks right to vote.