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Leaders and Legislation of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
Identify leaders of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and their contributions to their respective causes. How did these social pioneers forge the way for this important ratification? What legislation was relevant during these critical times?
Complete the following matrix by identifying 7 to 10 leaders or legislative events from both the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. The first leader is provided as a model.
Leader and Associated Legislation, if any | Date(s) | Organization and/or Cause | Contribution |
A. Philip Randolph | 1941 | Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which fought Discrimination | His threat to march on Washington to protest discriminatory treatment caused former President Franklin D. Roosevelt to react with new policies on job discrimination. |
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr | 1960’s | African American Civil Rights Leader | He lead the boycott started by Rosa Parks when she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a city board. |
Rosa Parks | 1931 | National Association for the Advancement of African Americans | She refused to give up her seat on a city bus which resulted in a boycott that lasted for 381 days |
Harriet Tubman | 1840’s-1850’s | Undergrounds Railroad | After her escape in 1849, she returned to the south some 15 times to aid in the escape of some 200 African American Slaves. |
Booker T. Washington | Late 1800’s | Politics of Accommodation | Became the head of an educational institution for African Americans in Tuskegee Alabama |
W.E.B. Du Bois | Early 1900’s | A black man who was born free but tried to be a black leader | He was the first African American to receive a Doctorate from Harvard. |
Congress of Racial Equality | 1942 | Fought discrimination with nonviolent direct action | The used sit in to open restaurants to black patrons |
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