African Americans in the 1950s. (Negro baseball league (Racisim towards…
African Americans in the 1950s.
civil rights movement
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In January and February, whites angry about the Montgomery Bus Boycott bomb four African-American churches and the homes of civil rights leaders King, Ralph Abernathy, and E.D. Nixon.
Linda Brown, an 8-year-old girl in Topeka, Kan., lives within walking distance of a whites-only elementary school. Because of segregation, she has to travel by bus to a more distant school for African-American children.
Her father sues the school board of Topeka, and the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear the case.
On court order, the University of Alabama admits its first African-American student, Autherine Lucy, but finds legal ways to prevent her attendance.
The initial case was fought by Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Brown vs. the board of education.
arguing that "separate but equal" schools are inherently unequal
The decision legally prohibits school segregation, declaring it unconstitutional.
attends a workshop for civil rights organizers at the Highlander Folk School in July.
On Dec. 1, Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
On Aug. 28, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy from Chicago, is killed near Money, Miss., for allegedly whistling at a white woman.
In November, the Federal Interstate Commerce Commission forbids segregation on interstate buses and trains.
King, along with Ralph Abernathy and other Baptist ministers, helps found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in January. The organization serves to fight for civil rights, and King is elected its first president.
Negro baseball league
Racisim towards the African Americans only made them play harder.
In 1920 African Americans were excluded from professional teams.
There were over 2000 African American people who played in the Negro Leagues
Baseball was the number one entertainment attraction
The Negro baseball League was started in the early 20th Century
who was he
he was the fourth of seven.
Wilson loved to read, he read books by Langston Hughes and Ralph Ellison.
They made WIlson want to become a writer.
he spent time away from home and intendid to do three years in the military.
his family dissagreed with his decision
his father died the year of 1965
he later became influenced by Malcolm X and the Blues.
he converted to Islam to get his marriage to survive.
married to Brenda Burton
made the Black Horizon Theater
first plays were performed
two years later he moved to Minnisota
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his marriage only lasted till 1972
1976 his exwife died.
his first name was Frederick August Kittel, Jr
mother wanted him to persue in law
plays that he wrote
Fullerton Street - 1980
Black Bart and the Sacred Hills - 1977
Recycle - 1973
Jitney - 1982
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - 1984
Fences - 1987
Joe Turner's Come and Gone - 1988
The Homecoming - 1989
The Coldest Day of the Year - 1989
The Piano Lesson - 1990
Two Trains Running - 1991
Seven Guitars - 1995
King Hedley II - 1999
Gem of the Ocean - 2003
How I Learned What I Learned - 2003
Radio Golf - 2005
Baseball integration started in 1947
Jackie Robinson was the first African American to play for a professional team