Civil Rights Movement


Ava & Ashley’s Summary:

The Civil Rights Movement is a sad time for a lot of people. It was hard for African Americans and Black People to get into schools with white people. White people would yell about adults trying to get African Americans and black people into their schools. The kids had to go to a school with their own color and not to a school with different colors. The Civil Rights Movement was very harsh for some people mostly the kids.

In the early 1950s, segregation was legal. Americans believed it should not be. African Americans went to court to end segregation. In 1954, the Supreme Court ordered the desegregation of public schools.

Tamara, Evelyn & Karizma’s Summary :

100 years after the Civil War, the civil rights of African Americans were limited by state laws and discrimination. Some civil rights are the right to vote .Some civil rights are the right to vote, the right to equal treatment, and the right to speak out .The rights and freedoms that countries guarantee their citizens .

The civil rights movement was a mass popular movement to secure for African Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights of U.S. citizenship. Although the roots of the movement go back to the 19th century, it peaked in the 1950s and 1960s.

The Civil Right Movement was about how black people couldn’t be in the same space as white people . They also had bathrooms for white people only and black people only, this practice of separating blacks and whites was called segregation. Lots of blacks went to jail because they refuse to listen to the white people. Like Rosa Parks she went to jail for refusing to give up her spot for a white man.