Jim Crow Laws
- The Jim Crow Laws segregated blacks from white society.
- The Jim Crow Laws were named after a popular white minstel act.
- These laws affected African Americans because the goal was to keep blacks in a lower position.
- The "separate but equal" policy was put into place because a train passenger named Homer Pressy challenged the law in court.
- This policy kept most African Americans from voting.
1865- Slavery ended after the Civil War.
1890- Louisiana passed a law segregating public transportation.
1920- Louisiana required separate entrances for blacks and whites.
1954- The court ruled that segregation was illegal in public schools.
1964- The Civil RIghts Act of 1986 became a law.
Martin Luther King Jr.
- Martin Luther King was an African-American Civil RIghts Movement leader.
- King also delivered a famous speech known as "I Have a Dream".
- In 1962, he led protests in Birmingham, Alabama.
- This attracts national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response.
- King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 on the motel's second-floor balcony.
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