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Civil Rights movemen


Brown versus the Board of Education The 1954 Supreme Court decision which desegregated schools by declaring that "separate but equal" doctrine was unconstitutional
Civil Disobedience Henry David Thoreau's concept of breaking an unjust law
Freedom Rides The form of protest used to draw attention to the segregation of interstate bus lines in the South
Civil Rights Act of 1964 Piece of legislation that forbade segregation in public places
DeJure Segregation Term for separation of racial groups by law in schooling, public facilities etc
DeFacto Segregation Segregation of the races based on customs and traditions
Little Rock Nine 1957 - Governor Faubus sent the Arkansas National Guard to prevent nine Black students from entering Little Rock Central High School
Civil Rights Act of 1957 Primarily a voting rights bill, was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Republicans in the United States since Reconstruction.
Selma March MLK organizes protesters to march petition for the right to vote outside of the city hall when ignored, they walk to governors mansion. Police meet them with tear gas and clubs. "Bloody Sunday" is highly publicized and Americans in the North are shocked
Nation of Islam/Black Muslims a group of militant Black Americans who profess Islamic religious beliefs and advocate independence for Black Americans
Long Hot Summer The summer of 1967 where over 100 African Americans died in race riots all over America
Jim Crow Laws The "separate but equal" segregation laws state and local laws enacted in the Southern and border states of the United States and enforced between 1876 and 1965
Plessy v. Ferguson (1896) Separate but equal doctrine created. Race-based segregation is constitutional
Stokely Carmichael civil-rights activist who black nationalism rallying slogan, “black power.” Immigrated to New York from Trinidad. joined the SNCC and was jailed for his work with Freedom Riders. He moved away from MLK Jr’s nonviolence approach to self-defense.
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