In 1964, the Congress of Racial Equality and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee launched
a campaign to register African American voters.
What thoughts did President Kennedy most likely have in reaction to the violence in Birmingham?
New laws were needed to protect the rights of African Americans.
Which best describes how civil rights workers were treated during the Freedom Summer campaign?
Some workers were arrested or killed.
Although Brown v. Board of Education established that the segregation of schools was unconstitutional,
many white Southerners strongly resisted integration.
Why did Governor Wallace resist enrolling African Americans in the University of Alabama?
He thought integration was a states’ rights issue.
A result of the media showing the United States the violence against peaceful protestors in Birmingham was
the passing of civil rights legislation.
What role did the media play during the Birmingham protests?
The media informed the rest of the country.
During the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham in May of 1963
the police used fire hoses on protesters
How did President Kennedy respond to the violence in Birmingham?
He promoted civil rights laws such as the 1964 Civil Rights Act.