Chapter 21 Civil Rights
Section 2: The Triumphs of a Crusades

Name____________________________

Main Idea:

Civil Rights activists broke through racial barriers. Their activism prompted landmark legislation

Objectives:

People, places and terms:

freedom riders-

James Meredith-


Civil Rights Act of 1964


Freedom Summer

Fannie Lou Hamer


Voting Rights Act of 1965

Questions:

What did the freedom riders hope to achieve?

 

What events led to disegregation in Birmingham?

 

 

Why did civil rights organizers ask their supporters to march on Washington?

 

Why did civil rights groups organize Freedom Summer?

 

Why did young people in SNCC and the MFDP feel betrayed by some civil rights leader?