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Preble SS11: Ch 28

Chapter 28

TermDefinition
Segregation separation, especially of races
Civil Rights rights granted to all citizens
Plessy v. Ferguson 1896 case in which the Supreme court ruled that separation of the races in public accommodations was legal
Jim Crows Laws laws meant to enforce separation of white and black people in public places in the south
NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored people; a civil rights organization
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka 1954 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that "separate but equal" education for black and white students was unconstitutional
Integrate to open to people of all races or ethnic groups
Montgomery bus boycott 1955 protest action to end segregation on buses in Montgomery, Alabama
Sit-in protest in which peple sit in a place and refuse to move until their demands are met
Rosa Parks woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus to the white people. She was arrested, and this event would spark a movement that began to tear down segregation in America
Martin Luther King Jr. an influential leader of the civil rights era
Thurgood Marshall NAACP legal counsel and the first African American Supreme Court Justice
John Kennedy US president from 1961 - 1963
Lyndon B. Johnson US president from 1963 - 1969
Civil Rights Act of 1964 law banning segregation in public places and creating the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Disenfranchised people deprived of legal rights, especially the right to vote
Freedom Rides protests against segregation on interstate busing in the South
Freedom Summer 1964 voter-registration drive for southern blacks
Great Society President Johnson's programs to help the poor, elderly, and women
March on Washington huge civil rights demonstration in Washington DC in 1963
Voting Rights Act 1965 law banning literacy tests and other laws that kept blacks from registering to vote
Malcolm X African-American activist killed in 1965
Betty Friedan women's rights leader and the author of The Feminine Mystique
Cesar Chávez Mexican-American union organizer and leader
Dolores Huerta Mexican American union organizer and negotiator
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