Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Victory for Civil Rights – Speakeasy News Sixty years ago, on 20 December, 1956, Martin Luther King and his fellow campaigners won a first victory in the long battle for African-American civil rights. The Montgomery Bus Boycott, which had begun when Rosa Parks famously refused to move to the back of the bus, finally ended after 381 days, when the Supreme Court ruled bus segregation illegal. But Rosa Parks wasn’t the first African American woman to refuse to give up her seat in a Montgomery bus. Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on 1 December, 1955. THE ROAD TO CIVIL RIGHTS - Teacher Letang On 1 December 1955, the actions of one woman started a movement that changed life for all African Americans. On that day, Rosa Parks refused to leave her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, so a white man could sit down. At that time, most black Americans didn’t have equal rights with Whites. In the Southern states, like Alabama, it was extremely difficult for black people to vote. And there was a system of segregation or racial separation: black people couldn’t go to the same schools, restaurants or cinemas as white people.
The American Civil War - American History for Kids! In the 1850s AD, white people in the southern part of the United States were getting more and more angry with rich people who lived in the North. One reason was that these northern rich people were getting richer from new factories they were building, and the southern rich people were not. Men and women and kids working as slaves in Alabama (1861) Poor people were coming from all over Europe to work in the northern factories, but they didn't come to the South, so in the South rich land-owners still forced African-American people to work as slaves in their big cotton and tobacco fields. People in the North wanted to make the southern land-owners free these people, because they thought slavery was unfair. The African-Americans thought that sounded good.
Election Printables Ask the Candidate Have students complete a graphic organizer. Download this Printable (PDF) Branches of Government Amistad (film about slavery) BlueOrangeGreenPinkPurple Welcome to our blog, stranger :) Hey blog visitors! Here we are going to talk about a very important subject , Multiculturalism.
Clinton, Trump Are a Study in Contrasts American businessman Donald Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are likely to face each other in the U.S. presidential election this year. Both candidates call New York State their home. But that might be the only thing they have in common. Donald Trump came from a wealthy family. He is known for building hotels and casinos around the world. A Black History Internet Scavenger Hunt Send students on a Black History scavenger hunt. Students can learn about famous black Americans while polishing their Internet surfing skills. Included: Four different "hunts" -- for students of all ages.
Amistad Lesson Plan - Slavery; Abolition; John Quincy Adams One of the Best! This movie is on TWM's short list of the best movies to supplement classes in United States History, High School Level.SUBJECTS — U.S./1812 - 1860 & Diversity; SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING — Justice; Courage; Rebellion; Human Rights;MORAL-ETHICAL EMPHASIS — Respect; Caring; Citizenship. Age: 14+; MPAA Rating -- R (for violence and language); Drama; 1996; 138 minutes; Color. Available from Amazon.com. Description: This movie is a fictionalized account of the 1839 revolt by illegally enslaved Africans aboard the Spanish ship, Le Amistad.