Civil Right protests 1955-65

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A2 level History (Civil right movement) Mind Map on Civil Right protests 1955-65, created by eharveyhudl on 02/19/2015.

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Civil Right protests 1955-65
1 Montgomery bus boycott 1956
1.1 Transport
1.1.1 To desegregate buses
1.2 Boycotting public transport
1.3 NAACP
1.4 Launched King as leader of the civil rights movement and attracted media attention
2 Little Rock 1957
2.1 To test Brown desegregation and speed up desegregation in schools
2.2 9 black students put into white schools
2.3 Federal intervention, all schools closed in Little Rock, and the NAACP took it to court and made it illegal to prevent desegregation
2.4 NAACP
3 Greensboro sit-ins 1960
3.1 To gain media attention and put pressure on companies to desegregate public spaces (direct action)
3.2 As a peaceful protest, sat in the white area of Woolworths cafe
3.3 SCLC students
3.4 Woolworths desegregated
4 1960 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT
4.1 Passed by Eisenhower
4.2 Made the Commission keep records of black voters, but it only increased black voters by 3%
5 Albany 1961-2
5.1 FAILURE
5.2 Desegregate the whole town, end police brutality, get as many black people in jail as possible and get fair employment
5.3 Protest marches and sit-ins
5.4 Falling out between the movements, too many aims, police were peaceful and King sent to jail
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