The Civil Rights Movement for Kids: A History with 21 by Mary C. Turck

By Mary C. Turck

Strangely, young children have been many of the key instigators within the Civil Rights circulate, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her simple tuition health club that finally resulted in the Brown vs. Board of schooling preferrred court docket university desegregation choice, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was once the 1st black scholar to desegregate effortless faculties in New Orleans. within the Civil Rights move for children, young children will become aware of how scholars and spiritual leaders labored jointly to call for the safety of civil rights for black americans. they're going to relive the phobia and uncertainty of Freedom summer season and find out how northern white students helped deliver nationwide awareness to atrocities devoted within the identify of segregation, and they’ll be encouraged by way of the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. actions contain: reenacting a lunch counter sit-in; organizing a workshop on nonviolence; retaining a freedom movie competition by means of a dialogue; and organizing a choral workforce to sing the songs that encouraged the foot infantrymen during this warfare for rights.

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With patience and courage. They made their case And the boycott went on. in the streets as their lawyers made their case in Many black people, including Rosa Parks, the courts. Finally, more than a year after Rosa were fired from their jobs for participating in Parks’s arrest, the case reached the Supreme the boycott. Others were arrested as they stood Court of the United States. The Supreme Court on street corners waiting for rides. ” stitutional. On December 21, 1956, the black Boycott leaders, including Rosa Parks and Dr.

Considered becom- the black people of Montgomery got back on the buses, and they ing a doctor or lawyer. He finally followed in his father’s footsteps into the ministry. He enjoyed sat down anywhere his college and seminary years, made many friends, and learned to play pool. More impor- they liked. tantly, King also threw himself into the study of Social Gospel. The Social Gospel teaches that Christians must dedicate themselves to the social as well as spiritual welfare of humankind. In college, he met, courted, and married a talented young classical music singer, Coretta Scott.

Even some white students from Greensboro College wanted to sit in. Student leaders organized the new recruits. By Tuesday morning, 19 more students joined the first 4. By Wednesday, 85 students were taking turns sitting in. They lunch counter served only white people. Woolworth’s Lunch Counter they could also attend classes. Monday, February 1, 1960, Greensboro, North Carolina. Four black students from North Carolina A & T College entered Woolworth’s Department Store. They sat down at the lunch counter.

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