> Explain how Plessy v. Ferguson legalized segregation. Describe the NAACP's strategy to challenge Plessy.
> Explain the divided reaction to the Brown decision.
> Trace the development of the Montgomery bus boycott, the freedom riders, the March on Washington.
> Explain the philosophy of Martin Luther King
> Describe how civil rights leaders tried to secure the passage of the voting rights act.
> Compare segregation in the North with segregation in the South.
> Identify disagreements among civil rights groups, and the rise of black nationalism.
|Unit 9a: The Civil Rights Movement
Extra Credit - African American leaders
lecture 9.1: The Kennedy Years
lecture 9.3: The Impact of the Civil Rights Movement
21.1 Taking on Segregation #1- 4
African Americans use strong organization and nonviolent tactics to confront the South's policies of segregation and racial inequality.
21.2 The Triumphs of a Crusade #1- 4
Civil rights activists break down numerous racial barriers through continued social protest and the prompting of landmark legislation.
21.3 Challenges and Changes in the Movement #1- 4
The civil rights movement turns north, new leaders emerge, more militant, thus leaving behind a mixed legacy.
Links to contributions by African American inventors:
Modern African-American inventors