Bundle of 6 - Civil Rights Movement - Key Voices of the Movement

Bundle of 6 - Civil Rights Movement - Key Voices of the Movement
Bundle of 6 - Civil Rights Movement - Key Voices of the Movement
Bundle of 6 - Civil Rights Movement - Key Voices of the Movement
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This is a bundle of 6 highly animated, power point presentations on the Key Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: King, X, Evers, Wallace, Parks, & Carmichael. All six presentations together number 126 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s life had a seismic impact on race relations in the United States. Years after his death, he is the most widely known African-American leader of his era. His life and work have been honored with a national holiday, schools and public buildings named after him, and a memorial on Independence Mall in Washington, D.C.

As head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference he played a pivotal role in ending the legal segregation of African-American citizens in the South and other areas of the nation. In January 1957, Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and 60 ministers and civil rights activists founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to harness the moral authority and organizing power of black churches.

He was the force behind the creation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, among several other honors.

His life was also controversial. Militant blacks did not support him in the end citing his passivity. He was under government surveillance at one time and suggested his involvement in inappropriate relationships and communist influences. As time has passed, there is a more balanced and comprehensive assessment of his life, portraying him as a complex figure: flawed, fallible and limited in his control over the mass movements with which he was associated, yet a visionary leader who was deeply committed to achieving social justice through nonviolent means.

Power point #1 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - Key Figures - Martin Luther King and contains 52 slides and covers the following:

Section One
Who was Martin Luther King Jr.
Family Background
Childhood Education
Education & Rebellion
Reinhold Niebbuhr
Marriage & Family
Pastor & PH.D
Section Two
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Rosa Parks (2)
King’s First NAACP Speech
Energizes Civil Rights Movement
Section Three
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
The SCLC & Voter Registration
“Sit-ins” are Successful
National Notoriety & Protests
JFK Steps In
Gandhi’s Influence
Section 4
Birmingham Protests & Jail
Washington D.C. Rally
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Nobel Peace Prize of 1964
“Bloody Sunday”
Different Tactics
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Expansion of the Movement
Poverty & The Vietnam War
Section 5
James Earl Ray
Grave & Memorial
Section Six
His Mission
His Success
“I Have A Dream!”
End of Presentation

Malcolm X was a prominent black nationalist leader who served as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam during the 1950s and '60s. Due largely to his efforts, the Nation of Islam grew from a mere 400 members at the time he was released from prison in 1952 to 40,000 members by 1960.

Articulate, passionate and a naturally gifted and inspirational orator, Malcolm X exhorted blacks to cast off the shackles of racism "by any means necessary," including violence. The fiery civil rights leader broke with the group shortly before his assassination, February 21, 1965, at the Audubon Ballroom in Manhattan, where he had been preparing to deliver a speech.

Power point #2 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - Key Figures - Malcom X and contains 20 slides and covers the following:

Early Life
Father’s Death
Troubled Youth
Criminal Activity
Personal Life
Conversion to Islam
Nation of Islam
Militant Message
Radicalized Civil Rights
Break with Elijah Muhammad
The Hajj
Change of Message
Grandson’s Death
End of Presentation

Medgar Evers was an African-American civil rights activist whose murder drew national attention. Born in MS, he served in World War II before going to work for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

After attempting to segregate the University of Mississippi Law School in 1954, he became the NAACP field secretary in MS. Evers was subjected to threats as the most visible civil rights leader in the state, and he was shot to death in June 1963.

Following his murder, in December 1990, Byron De La Beckwith was again indicted for the murder of Medgar Evers. After a number of appeals, the Mississippi Supreme Court finally ruled in favor of a 3rd trial in April 1993. 10 months later, testimony began before a racially mixed jury of 8 blacks and 4 whites. In February 1994, nearly 31 years after Evers’ death, Beckwith was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He died in January 2001 at the age of 80.

Power point #3 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - Key Figures - Medgar Evers contains 20 slides and covers the following:

Byron De La Beckwith
Early Life
NAACP Involvement
Fighting Discrimination
Field Secretary NAACP
Tragic Death
Charles Evers
First Trial
Myrlie Evers
Beckwith’s Guilt Questioned
Case Reviewed
Beckwith’s Guilt Questioned
End of Presentation

George C. Wallace was born in Clio, AL, on August 25, 1919. After law school and military service, he embarked on a career as a judge and local politician. He served 4 terms as AL governor, from the 1960s through the 1980s, and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. presidency 3 times. Despite his later efforts to revise his public image, Wallace is remembered for his strong support of racial segregation in the '60s. He is most remembered for his Inaugural speech that concluded with the infamous line, "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.”

From the late 1970s onward, Wallace attempted to revise his public image by modifying his previous position on race issues. He claimed that many of his statements had been misunderstood, and he emphasized his populist leanings. In some cases, he issued public apologies for his earlier actions. He died in Montgomery, AL, on September 13, 1998.

Power point #4 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - Key Figures - George Wallace contains 15 slides and covers the following:

Background & Early Life
Military Service
Local Government Service
Klan Support for Governor
Opposition to Integration
Presidential Hopes
Four Term Governor
Presidential Campaigns
Later Life
Gaining Black Support
Retirement & Death
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 #5 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - Key Figures - Rosa Parks contains 19 slides and covers the following:

Early Life
Roots of Activism
Joining the NAACP
Segregation Laws
December 1, 1955
Parks Arrested
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

Stokely Carmichael was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, on June 29, 1941. Carmichael rose to prominence as a member and later the chairman of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), working with Martin Luther King Jr. and other Southern leaders to stage protests.

Carmichael later lost faith in the tactic of non-violence, promoting "Black Power" and allying himself with the militant Black Panther Party. An inspired orator, persuasive essayist, effective organizer and expansive thinker, Carmichael stands out as one of the preeminent figures of the American Civil Rights Movement.

His tireless spirit and radical outlook are well known. “Our grandfathers had to run, run, run. My generation's out of breath. We ain't running no more.”

Power point #6 is entitled, Civil Rights Movement - Key Figures - Stokely Carmichael contains 20 slides and covers the following:

Early Life
Congress of Racial Equality
Civil Rights Participation
“Freedom Summer”
Freedom Organization
Nonviolent Resistance
SNCC Changes Tactics
“Walk Against Fear”
Black Power
Black Panther Party
Move to Africa
Later Years
End of Presentation

This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... The Civil Rights Movement.
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Bundle of 6 - Civil Rights Movement - Key Voices of the Movement
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Bundle of 6 - Civil Rights Movement - Key Voices of the Movement