The Black Ties

Part of the New Civil Rights Movement

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Mission Statement

Our mission here at the Black Ties is to fight for the greater civil rights of African Americans. But not only that but, we especially fight for the right of getting access for jobs for African Americans.

Goals of the Movement

Maynard Jackson

Maynard Jackson- " If you don't like affirmative action, what is your plan to guarantee a level playing field of opportunity?"


He became the first African American mayor in 1973. Also with his actions he allowed small companies and minority firms to take 25% of all airport construction work and earned them $125 million in contracts.


"Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr.." 2014. The Biography.com website. Apr 11 2014http://www.biography.com/people/maynard-jackson-39692.

Jesse Jackson

A new African American political leader who founded PUSH and tried for the democrat presidential nomination.


Jesse Jackson- " Leadership has a harder job to do than to choose sides. It must bring sides together."

Affirmative Action


An action or policy favoring those who tend to suffer from discrimination, esp. in relation to employment or education; positive discrimination.

-textbook page 813

Allan Bakke

Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 438 U.S. 265 (1978) was alandmark decision by the Supreme Court of the United States. It upheldaffirmative action, allowing race to be one of several factors in college admission policy.

Busing

"Transporting children to schools outside their neighborhood to achieve a greater racial balance."- textbook page 814

Congressional Black Caucus

Congressional Black Caucus

The Congressional Black Caucus is an organization representing the black members of the United States Congress. Membership is exclusive to African-Americans, and it represents the legislative concerns of African Americans. They also formulated their own stance on issues on health care, economic development , and crime.

- Textbook page 815

Question 1

On May 17th, 1954 what court decision took place? It was named the _________ vs. board of education

A. Charles

B. Brown

C. Bakke

D. Alabama

Question 2


What influenced the rise in New Civil Rights movements?

A. The death of JFK

B. The death of Fidel Castro

C. The death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

D. The death of a sales man