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American History test part 2
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the governor of Mississippi who blocked registration at Ole Miss
The theme of Dr. King's speech in Washington D.C.
I have a dream
Won the right to enroll at an all white University of Mississippi
project to influence congress to pass a voting rights act
Birmingham police commissioner that arrested 959 children
Road buses across state lines to test state ruling
What were the freedom riders hoping to achieve by their actions?
they hoped to provoke violent reaction to convince the Kennedy Administration to enforce the law
Describe what happened to the freedom riders of bus 1 and bus 2
bus 1- white races boarded the first bus with brass knuckles, pipes, and pistols
bus 2- they tossed in a fire bomb
What helped americans in other parts of the country to realize the violence the civil rights activists faced in the South?
newspapers and television broadcast
Why were bus companies refused to allow core members to ride their buses?
There were attacks on buses and a bus exploded
What caused the violence on the Ole Miss campus? Describe.
James Meredith being enrolled into Ole Miss; the governor refused to let him register, urged the citizens to protest, causing riots to break out on campus. It took thousands of soldiers, 200 arrests, and 15 hours before they stopped.
What happened in Birmingham that horrified Americans across the country? Where did it happen?
4 girls were killed in the 16th street baptist church in Birmingham during a bombing
What stand did JFK take in the civil rights movement?
He demanded congress pass the Civil rights bill
Why did civil rights leaders ask Americans to march on Washington (final straw) How many people participated?
to persuade congress to pass the bill, 250,000
Who was the charismatic speaker at Washington during the end of the march? Theme of speech?
MLK, I have a dream
What was guaranteed by the civil rights act of 1964?
Gave all citizens access to public facilities
What did civil rights leaders hope to achieve by freedom summer? Was it successful? What price was paid by volunteers?
They wanted to influence congress to pass a voting rights act. No. 3 workers were killed by local police and klansmen; businesses, homes, and churches were burned.
picture: bus burning
bus 2 freedom riders
picture: a school with pillars at night burning
Ole Miss riots
picture: children being escorted by police and national guard carrying a briefcase
James Meredith being escorted to Ole Miss
picture: gentlemen at Lincoln memorial in front of crowd
MLK giving his speech
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