Facts about Civil Rights
- Congress banned the importation of slaves from Africa in 1808.
- 1863 President Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation which states that all people who are held as slaves should be set free in Confederate states.
- In supreme court case, Brown vs Board of Education in 1954, it declared that segregation in schools was unconstitutional.
- On December 1st, 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white man.
- On December 21, 1956, Montgomery buses were desegregated.
- Martin Luther King Jr, known as pastor and lead movement, later gets thrown in jail and writes his "letter from Birmingham jail"
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Friedan soon later fought for abortion rights and repealed laws. Friedan helped create the National Women’s Political Caucus in 1971. Friedan then died on February 4, 2006 in Washington D.C. due to heart failure. She Is forever remembered as a leading activist for women's rights. Everything she has created, is still being done today by three different organizations.
Two people that Friedan worked with
Gloria Steinem was a women who Friedan worked with during the Civil Rights movement. She was born in Ohio and was diagnosed with breast cancer. She worked together with Betty to help form the National Women's Political Caucus. She also took part in publishing the Ms Feminist magazine.
Bella Abzug was another lady who Friedan had worked with. She graduated from Columbia University Law school and was also involved with both Gloria and Friedan with the National Women's Political Caucus. She later ran for Congress, which she won a seat in the House of Representatives. After she took office, she continued to actively fight for women's rights.