Looking for Landmarks from the Movement
Many individuals, not just a single person or a small group, made up the Civil Rights movement.
In Baltimore, leaders included Rev. Harvey Johnson, Lillie M. Carroll, Jaunita Jackson Mitchell, Thurgood Marshall, and Rev. Vernon S. Dobson among many others.
In Baltimore, groups included the Baltimore NAACP, the Baltimore Urban League, and CORE.
In Baltimore, key events included the 1942 March on Annapolis, the end of legal school segregation in 1954, and the unrest in April 1968 following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
In Baltimore, the movement was shaped by widespread unemployment during the Great Depression, housing shortages during World War II, and Cold War politics in the decades after the war.
In Baltimore, opponents included the state Democratic Party (then known as the "White Man's Party") in the late 1800s and early 1900s, downtown business owners, and exploitative real estate brokers.
In Baltimore, tactics included picket lines, sit-down strikes, media campaigns, and marches.
In Baltimore, women from the movement played an important role in feminist movements, organizers also played a role in shaping labor movements.
The African American Civil Rights movement in Baltimore began even before emancipation in 1864.