The Civil Rights Movement

Duncan Carmichael

5 Facts

Brown v. Board- began to break segregation by stating that segregating schools was unconstitutional

Rosa Parks, was arrested for failing to give up her seat to a white passenger, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott

MLK Jr. spoke his "I Have A Dream" speech at the Washington Monument to a crowd of 250,000

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by Lyndon B. Johnson, and was called for by John F. Kennedy.

The assassination of MLK Jr. caused even more support for the civil rights movement

Why?

The civil rights movement always interested me, especially the assassination of Martin Luther King, which occurred two days after my birthday, April 3rd, And the Idea of a civil protest seems difficult to complete