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Civil Rights Milestones Webquest
Type in the following web address.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/milestones/index.html

Feel free to look at the images and click on the links to gain more information about each Civil Rights Event.
Click on The Supreme Court Declares Bus Segregation Unconstitutional (1956)

on the timeline.
1. The Supreme Court Declares Bus Segregation Unconstitutional
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?

Click on the right arrow to get to The 1960 Presidential Election on the timeline.
2. The 1960 Presidential Election
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?

Click on the right arrow to get to The Desegregation of Interstate Travel (1960) on the timeline.
3. The Desegregation of Interstate Travel (1960).
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The Supreme Court Orders Ole Miss to Integrate (1962) on the timeline.
4. The Supreme Court Orders Ole Miss to Integrate 1962.
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Right Events?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The March on Washington (1963) on the timeline.
5. The March on Washington (1963)
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Right Events?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the timeline.
6. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Right Events?


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How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The 1964 Presidential Election on the timeline.
7. The 1964 Presidential Election
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to Lyndon Johnson's "We Shall Overcome" speech on the timeline.
8. Lyndon Johnson’s “We Shall Overcome” Speech
What year did this Civil Rights event take place?
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


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How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The Voting Rights Act of 1965 on the timeline.
9. The Voting Rights Act of 1965
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The Kerner Commission Report (1968) on the timeline.
10. The Kerner Commission Report
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The 1968 Presidential Election on the timeline.
11. The 1968 Presidential Election
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The Attica Prison Riot (1971) on the timeline.
12. The Attica Prison Riot
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The National Black Political Convention (1972) on the timeline.
13. The National Black Political Convention
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?

Click on the right arrow to get to The Federal Court Order to Integrate Boston Schools on the timeline.
14. The Federal Court Order to Integrate Boston Schools
What year did this Civil Rights event take place?
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?


How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Click on the right arrow to get to The Bakke Case and the Status of Affirmative Action in 1978
15. The Bakke Case and the Status of Affirmative Action in 1978
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?


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How did this Civil Rights event change America?


Civil Rights Milestones Webquest Teacher Answer Sheet
Type in the following web address, feel free to look at the images and read the information
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/eyesontheprize/milestones/index.html
Click on The Supreme Court Declares Bus Segregation Unconstitutional (1956)

on the timeline.
1. The Supreme Court Declares Bus Segregation Unconstitutional
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

African American in Montgomery, Alabama, NAACP, Martin Luther King, Supreme Court
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

State of Alabama, city of Montgomery, shooting at the desegregated buses, and bombings of Rev. Ralph Abernathy’s home and church
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

City busing started being desegregated across America. Martin Luther King became well known and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was created.
Click on the right arrow to get to The 1960 Presidential Election on the timeline.
2. The 1960 Presidential Election
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights Event?

Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr, Robert Kennedy, Democrats, Republicans, African American voters
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Martin Luther King was arrested in Atlanta and the Kennedys showed support towards Martin Luther King Jr.
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

Because of Kennedys’ support of Martin Luther King Jr, 68 percent of black voters supported Kennedy in the 1960 election, helping win a very close election.
Click on the right arrow to get to The Desegregation of Interstate Travel (1960) on the timeline.
3. The Desegregation of Interstate Travel (1960)
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

Supreme Court, Federal Government, Congress of Racial Equality, Freedom Riders
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Possible violence in the South, State Enforcement of Jim Crow Laws
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

Interstate Busing was desegregated and federal government was forced to enforce the ruling and protect its citizens using interstate busing.
Click on the right arrow to get to The Supreme Court Orders Ole Miss to Integrate (1962) on the timeline.
4. The Supreme Court Orders Ole Miss to Integrate 1962.
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

James Howard Meredith, NAACP, University of Mississippi, State of Mississippi, people of Mississippi, Supreme Court, and the Ross Barnett the Governor of Mississippi
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

University and State of Mississippi refused to integrate colleges. The governor of Mississippi did not support integration of the University of Mississippi. James Howard Merdith was shot in 1966.

How did this Civil Rights event change America?

University of Mississippi and all colleges had to be integrated.
Click on the right arrow to get to The March on Washington (1963) on the timeline.
5. The March on Washington (1963)
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, 250,000 demonstrators, some major entertainers
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

John F. Kennedy did not want the march to happen, but later changed his mind.
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

It showed how many people supported the Civil Rights movement and the “I have a dream” speech was given by Martin Luther King Jr.

Click on the right arrow to get to The Civil Rights Act of 1964 on the timeline.
6. The Civil Rights Act of 1964
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Marchers at the 1963 March on Washington
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Website says nothing about opposition, but some lawmakers did not support the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

How did this Civil Rights event change America?

The 1964 Civil Rights act barred discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin in public facilities -- such as restaurants, theaters, or hotels. Discrimination in hiring practices was also outlawed, and the act established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to help enforce the law.

Click on the right arrow to get to The 1964 Presidential Election on the timeline.

7. The 1964 Presidential Election
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, whites-only Mississippi Democratic Party

What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Mississippi Freedom Democratic showed inequality still existed in the Democratic Party.
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

1964 election inspired more people to be politically active in the Civil Rights Movement.

Click on the right arrow to get to Lyndon Johnson's "We Shall Overcome" speech on the timeline.
8. Lyndon Johnson’s “We Shall Overcome” Speech
What year did this Civil Rights event take place?

1965

What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

Lyndon Johnson, Protestors in Alabama, Congress
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama caused Lyndon Johnson to give his speech and give more support to the Civil Rights movement.


How did this Civil Rights event change America?

Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed.
Click on the right arrow to get to The Voting Rights Act of 1965 on the timeline.
9. The Voting Rights Act of 1965
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights Event?

Martin Luther King Jr, Lyndon Johnson, Rosa Parks, George Wallace, Ku Klux Klan
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Protestors were attacked by police during a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, the Ku Klux Klan murdered a white activist
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

It helped address and tried to stop all the legal and illegal methods whites had used to systematically deny blacks right to vote in state and local elections.
Click on the right arrow to get to The Kerner Commission Report (1968) on the timeline.
10. The Kerner Commission Report
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

The people of Detroit, Lyndon Johnson, Governor Otto Kerner of Illinois
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Lyndon Johnson refused to increase the federal budget to help improve the inner cities of America.
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

41 people were killed in the Detroit Riot; the federal government was not very supportive of the Kerner Commission findings.

Click on the right arrow to get to The 1968 Presidential Election on the timeline.
11. The 1968 Presidential Election

What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace, Protestors in Chicago

What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Both Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy were assassinated in 1968. There were major protests during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago

How did this Civil Rights event change America?

Richard Nixon won the 1968 Presidential Election.
Click on the right arrow to get to The Attica Prison Riot (1971) on the timeline.
12. The Attica Prison Riot
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

Prisoners at Attica Prison, Russell Oswald, state troopers, and correctional officers
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

A delay in reforms, the takeover of the prison by prisoners
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

It made many American aware of inhumane conditions in many of America’s prisons. 10 hostages and 29 inmates were killed in the riot.

Click on the right arrow to get to The National Black Political Convention (1972) on the timeline.
13. The National Black Political Convention
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

The disparate group included elected officials and revolutionaries, integrationists and black nationalists, Baptists and Muslims (the widows of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X -- Coretta Scott King and Betty Shabazz -- both attended). They met in Gary, Indiana, a majority black city where they were welcomed by a black mayor, Richard Hatcher.
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Roy Wilkins an African American member of the NAACP criticized the event for not being integrated and including whites.
How did this Civil Rights event change America?

It helped increase African American political power and self-determination.
Click on the right arrow to get to The Federal Court Order to Integrate Boston Schools on the timeline.
14. The Federal Court Order to Integrate Boston Schools
What year did this Civil Rights event take place? 1974
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

NAACP, Boston Public Schools, Federal Court System
What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Boston School Committee refused to change the mostly segregated school system.

How did this Civil Rights event change America?

Boston Public Schools were forced to desegregate and two-way busing was create to diversify the schools.
Click on the right arrow to get to The Bakke Case and the Status of Affirmative Action in 1978
15. The Bakke Case and the Status of Affirmative Action in 1978
What people, organizations, or groups were involved in this Civil Rights event?

Allan Bakke, Supreme Court, University of California

What opposition did this Civil Rights event face?

Affirmative Action was challenged in the Supreme Court

How did this Civil Rights event change America?

The Court ruled that the University of California application system was unconstitutional. However, the decision written by Associate Justice Lewis Powell also held that race could be used as a factor in admissions.




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