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Chapter 29 Section 2- The Triumphs of a Crusade

Chapter 29 Section 2- The Triumphs of a Crusade

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 Notes taken from,
The Americans,
 by McDougal LittelU.S. History Jason Saba
CHAPTER 29: ³Civil Rights´ ______________________________________________________ 
Section 2: The Triumphs of a Crusade
One Americans Story:
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Riding for FreedomFreedom riders:
rode with other members on a historic trip across the South to test thenew law banning segregated seating on interstate bus routes in bus terminals. They hopedto provoke a violent reaction that would convince the Kennedy administration to enforcethe law. New VolunteersMore people became freedom riders and headed toward MontgomeryPolice beat them upArrival of Federal MarshalsAngry white men showed up with pipes and bats prepared to beat up the freedom ridersViolence
Kennedy sent 400 U.S. marshals to protect the riders
Standing Firm
I
ntegrating Ole Miss
James Meredith:
Air Force veteran who won a court case that allowed him to enroll inan all white University of Mississippi (Ole Miss). Governor Ross Barnett refused to lethim register as a student. Kennedy ordered marshals to escort him to the registrationoffice
Riots + 200 arrestsHeading into BirminghamAlabama, Birmingham = most segregated city in AmericaMartin Luther King Jr. and other supporters held demonstrations
King sent to jail³children¶s crusade´: African-American children marched to Birmingham
90% arrestedusing police dogs, fire hoses, and police clubsProtests + boycott + media
end of segregation in BirminghamKennedy Takes a StandKennedy calls for new civil rights bill
sniper murdered NAACP field secretary
Marching to Washington
Kennedy sent civil rights bill to congress
march to Washington to support the billThe Dream of Equality
I
n Washington, King gave his ³
I
Have a Dream´ speech appealing for peace and racialharmonyMore ViolenceKennedy was assassinated
LBJ pledged to finish his work 
C
ivil Rights Act of 1964:
 prohibited discrimination because of race, religion, nationalorigin, and gender 

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