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Discrimination unfair treatment
segregation the separation of people of different races
civil citizens as individuals
integrate bring races together
boycott a refusal to use
civil disobedience refusal to obey laws that are considered unjust
NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Wanted to insure that the political, social, and economic, rights to everyone and get rid of racial hatred and descrimination.
Thurgood Marshall chief lawyer for the NAACP, he challenged the idea of seperate but equal.
Brown vs. Board of Education reversed Plessy vs. Ferguson saying "separate but equal" was unconstitutional.
Rosa Parks Civil Rights activist that refused to give up her seat on the bus
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. main leader of the civil rights movement
Poverty Line the minimum income needed to live
Medicaid provides health and medical assistance to low-income families
Medicare established a health insurance program for all elderly people financed through the social security system
John F. Kennedy 35th President
New Frontier federal aid for education, federal aid for the poor, civil rights legislation Kennedy's social reforms
Lyndon B. Johnson 36th President
Great Society Johnson's programs to reduce poverty, programs to rebuild decaying cities, legislation, to improve education and promote civil rights
Job Corps trained young people who were seeking work
Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination against African Americans in employment, voting, and public places.
Sit In the act of protesting by sitting down
SNCC Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee
Robert Kennedy JFK's brother , Us attorney general
James Meredith University of Mississippi's first African American student enrolled
George Wallace Governor of Alabama
Medgar Evers Mississippi state field secretary for NAACP
Malcom X leader of the Nation of Islam, criticized the civil rights goal of integration, later he changed his ideas and called for a society where there could exist a white-black brotherhood.
Feminist activists for women 's rights
National Organization for Women Now fought for equal rights for women in all aspects of life - jobs, education, and marriage
Equal Rights Amendment ERA- stated that "equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the US or by any state on account of sex."
Sandra Day O'Connor 1st female justice of the Supreme Court
Cesar Chavez leader that organized thousands of farm workers into the United Farm Workers Association
American Indian Movement AIM- worked for equal rights and improved living conditions for Indians
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