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Civil Rights


New Frontier President Kennedy's program-medical care for elderly,rebuild urban areas, aid education,boost national defense, increase international aid,space program
John F Kennedy 35th President,democrat,Cuban Missile Crisis, assassinated Nov 1963
Great Society President Johnson's program-reduce poverty,reduce racial injustice, promote better quality of life in US
Lyndon B. Johnson 36th President,democrat,American involvement in Vietnam War escalated during his presidency
Thurgood Marshall wrote legal brief for Brown v Board of Ed. 1st African American Supreme Court justice
Brown v Board of Ed(1954) Supreme Court ruled "separate but equal" education for black & white students unconstitutional
Rosa Parks African American NAACP member who refused to give up their seat on the bus to a white person
Dr. Martin Luther King JR assassinated 1968,leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference(SCLC), promoted nonviolent protest
Freedom Riders civil rights activists who rode buses through the South in the early 1960's to challenge segregation
James Meredith Black Air Force vet who won a case that allowed him to be the first African American student at Univ. of Mississippi
Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination in employment & public places, helped protect voting rights & to speed up desegregation, established Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to ensure fair treatment in employment
Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated voter literacy tests, enabled federal examiners to register voters
de facto segregation racial separation established by practice & custom, not by law
de jure segregation racial separation established by law
Black Power a slogan used by Stokely Carmichael in the 1960's that encouraged African American pride & political & social leadership
Civil Rights Act of 1968 prohibited discrimination in the sale or rental of most housing-Strengthened anti lynching laws
Affirmative Action a policy that seeks to correct the effects of past discrimination by favoring the groups who were previously disadvantaged
Created by: mrduff