Civil Rights Movement // Grace Seo (Sibley Commission (Description: It was…
Civil Rights Movement // Grace Seo
Description: It was ruled unconstitutional that Georgia's schools are segregated, and Georgia was forced to choose whether to integrate all public schools, or close all of them.
People, Places: Governor Ernest Vandiver Jr., Griffin Bell, John Sibley
Dates: April 28, 1960, January 1961 (January 18th and 30th*)
Positive or Negative Impact: overall positive impact; integrated public schools in GA
1956 Georgia State Flag Concerns
Description: People thought that the Georgia State flag opposed integration of the races, so they got together and came up with a new state flag. The state flag kept on changing as more cases having to do with racial discrimination rose.
People, Places: Governor Marvin Griffin, Governor Roy Barnes
Dates: February 9,1956, late 1990s
Positive or Negative Impact: Overall Positive Impact; This helped Georgia from opposing integration with their state flag.
Supreme Court Case
Brown v. Board of Education
Description: Oliver Brown filed a case against Topeka, a Kansas school board for denying her child from attending a white school.
People, Places: Thurgood Marshal, Oliver Brown, Topeka
Dates: May 18, 1954 (Supreme Court Decision)
Positive or Negative Impact: Overall Positive Impact; It put the constitution on the side of racial equality and galvanizes the nascent civil rights movement into a full revolution.
SNCC + SCLC
Description: SNCC: student nonviolent coordinating committee, they encouraged students and others in Albany to challenge the establishment and its segregation policies
SCLC: Southern Christian Leadership Conference, helped MLK at Albany and Birmingham
People, Places: Albany, Birmingham, MLK, Charles Sherrod, Cordell Reagon, Charles Jones
Dates: All Throughout 1961-1962
Positive or Negative Impact: positive because they both used nonviolent methods to protest agains racial discriminay
Description: People came together, fighting to desegregate a whole community.
People, Places: MLK Jr. // Albany, Alabama
Dates: fall 1961~ summer 1962
Positive or Negative Impact: Positive Impact; the first mass movement in the modern civil rights era. It drew attention to the subject. Nearly 1,000 African Americans were jailed and the movement was a "fail", but this helped the next movement MLK Jr. led in Birmingham, Alabama.
March on Washington / 1964 Civil Rights Act
Description: The Civil Rights Act ended segregation in public places and banned discrimination on the basis of race, sex, ethnicity, etc.
People, Places: President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon B. Johnson
Dates: June 1963, July 2, 1964
Positive or Negative Impact: Overall Positive Impact; Banned discrimination of all kinds in America in a federal law.