This is a bundle of 3 highly animated, power point presentations on the Civil Rights Movement - The Silent Protesters. All three presentations together number 47 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.
The Little Rock Nine were the 9 black students involved in the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. Their entrance into the school in 1957 sparked a nationwide crisis when Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, in defiance of a federal court order, called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the 9 from entering.
President Dwight Eisenhower responded by federalizing the National Guard and sending in units of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division to escort the 9 into the school on September 25, 1957. The military presence remained for the duration of the school year. The other 8 students remained at Central until the end of the school year.
Power point #1 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - The Little Rock Nine contains 18 slides and covers the following:
Introducing The Nine
All Turned Away
Guard Stands Down
Police Rescue The Nine
Federal Troops Sent
What happened to the Nine? (3)
End of Presentation
Born in MS on June 25, 1933, James Meredith was raised on a farm with 9 siblings. He joined the military after high school and attended an all-black college before becoming the first black student at the University of Mississippi in 1962. After he graduated, he earned a law degree and became involved in politics. He continued to be active in civil rights and while living in Jackson, MS.
Evers worked to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi and gain social justice and voting rights. He remained active in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s where he served as field secretary for the NAACP.
He continued the fight to gain admission for African Americans to the state-supported public University of Mississippi. He also worked on voting rights and registration, economic opportunity, access to public facilities, and other changes in the segregated society.
Power point #2 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - Key Figures - James Meredith contains 14 slides and covers the following:
Accepted at the University of Mississippi
First Black Enrollment
March Against Fear”
Marriage & Family
End of Presentation
By refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, AL city bus in 1955, black seamstress Rosa Parks helped initiate the civil rights movement in the United States. The leaders of the local black community organized a bus boycott that began the day Parks was convicted of violating the segregation laws. Led by a young Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the boycott lasted more than a year—during which Parks not coincidentally lost her job—and ended only when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that bus segregation was unconstitutional.
Over the next 50 years, Parks became a nationally recognized symbol of dignity and strength in the struggle to end entrenched racial segregation. In the years following her retirement, she traveled to lend her support to civil-rights events and causes and wrote an autobiography, “Rosa Parks: My Story.”
In 1999, Parks was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor the United States bestows on a civilian. When she died at age 92 on October 24, 2005, she became the first woman in the nation’s history to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol.
Power point #3 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - Key Figures - Rosa Parks contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Roots of Activism
Joining the NAACP
December 1, 1955
Note: Parks & Driver Blake
E. D. Nixon & Parks
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Montgomery Improvement Association
Bus Boycott Works
Supreme Court Ruling
After the Boycott
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Civil Rights Movement.