The other anti racism group was called the Black Power but what was the person in charge called?
Martin Luther King
Which of these was not a black power aim? (2 Answers)
Blacks should take more responsibility, power and control in their own communities (e.g. set up their
own businesses). They should not rely on white to give them rights, but take control themselves.
blacks should set up their own state without any
More focus on social and economic issues (e.g. poverty)
used methods such as giving speeches, marches and sit-ins in order to try and change things for
More than 250,000 people, including 60,000 whites marched to demand civil rights for
all. They heard Martin Luther King‘s famous ― "I have a dream" speech. What event was this?
Washington Peace march
Birmingham Peace March
Bus Boy Cot
Brown vs Topeka and Little Rock
1965- Voting Rights Act was passed, why did this still not allow all blacks to vote?
Due to lack of education blacks did not pass the literacy and numeracy tests required for the vote.
There was several attacks carried out by the government.
The blacks did not know about the voting rights act
Martin Luther king ordered for a protest to cot the vote like the bus boy cot.
1960s – Made journeys on interstate buses to draw attention to the fact that the southern states were
ignoring the laws that said interstate buses and bus stations should no longer be segregated. Which event was this?
Birmingham Peace March
Washington Peace March
Which one of these is NOT a aim of Martin Luther King?
Believed strongly in peaceful protest
Used methods such as giving speeches, marches and sit-ins in order to try and change things for
Because he insisted on remaining peaceful, he was better able to persuade Presidents and Congress to
go along with him.
More focus on social and economic issues (e.g. poverty) rather than political issues
Why did the Black Power Movement NOT develop in the 1960's?
Many blacks felt that the pace of change was too slow
Even though Martin Luther King‘s campaigns had achieved some great things, most blacks still faced
poverty, discrimination and racism as part of their everyday lives
Many grew frustrated with the non-violent campaigns. They felt it was humiliating black people and
was not bringing enough change fast enough.
The Black Panthers had the most violent reputation.
Little Rock was important to the Civil Rights Movement for a number of reasons; ( 2 Answers)
It showed that the President was willing to get involved and support black Americans.
There was world wide publicity for the Civil Rights Campaign and a lot of sympathy for the black
It showed that civil rights does not work
Even though civil rights laws will get passed the southern states would just ignore them and the army would be need ed to get anything done down south.
The Civil Rights Movement had some major successes. For Example;
• The end of segregation in public places.
• Many more schools are now fully integrated.
• Far more blacks now vote in elections.
However what did it not solve? ( 2 Answers)
Many black authors and actors have become not very successful
The ﬁrst black mayor (Carl Stokes in Cleveland, 1968) was elected.
black population are still worse off than whites and rates of
unemployment are higher for blacks than whites Blacks still tend to have lower educational standards