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Civil Rights Movement Museum

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Birmingham and the Childrens March

Rosa parks and the Montgomery bus boycott

MLK's I have a dream speech


The Civil Rights Movement started in 1954 with the Supreme Court Case named Brown vs. Board. This was a period of time when African Americans started to stand up for their rights for liberty, voting and way more. In this slideshow we will go over three parts of this movement, The Birmingham Childrens March, The Montgomery Bus Boycott and MLK's I Have a Dream Speech. These were all significant steps into ending segregation in the US which happened in 1968, ending the movement.

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Birmingham and the children's march

Children who were in middle and high schooler decided to march to fight for their freedom.

This march was set in Birmingham to show police brutality there. Children were hurt, arrested and even killed and the nation was outraged. This march led to Birmingham becoming desegregated and showing how bad police brutality could be.

Thousands of children were jailed for peacefully protesting, the jails were full.

The police took out the dogs, used fire hoses with 100 pounds of force and beat the children.

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Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks got arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus.

The boycott was working! Many people decided to walk to work/ school instead of taking the buses.

So many people were boycotting the buses that they were empty, and the bus companies were going bankrupt.

After Rosa Parks' arrest, the MIA organized a peaceful boycott of Montgomery buses until change was going to happen. After 382 days the boycott came to a close, and this led to a supreme court case ruling segregation in interstate buses illegal.

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"I have a dream" by MLK


This happened on August 18th, 1963 in Washington D.C. MLK stood in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

In 1963 MLK performed the famous speech "I have a dream" at the Lincoln Memorial. He chose this monument to signify that if Lincoln was alive now, he would support their movement. This speech inspired people to stand up and fight for their rights.

Millions of people followed MLK and his idea of freedom. His speech gave the federal goverment a more direct idea of racial segregation.

This is an excerpt on his "I have a dream" speech done in 1963.