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Double V "victory abroad, victory at home"
Brown vs. Board of Education a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional
Briggs vs. Elliot a case filed by a group of African American parents in Clarendon County, SC asking for a school bus
Elmore vs. Rice the court ruled that the primary election be open to all eligible voter in S.C.
desegregation ending the separation of whites and blacks
Modjeska Monteith Simkins was an important leader of African-American public health reform, social reform and the civil rights movement in SC
Strom Thurmond served 48 years as a US Senator from S.C. and wrote the Southern Manifesto
Orangeburg Massacre 9 SC Highway Patrol officers in Orangeburg, SC, fired into a crowd of protesters demonstrating against segregation in a bowling alley near the campus of SC State
Civil Rights Act of 1965 a federal law that authorized federal action against segregation in public accommodations, public facilities and employment
Voting Rights Act of 1965 it eliminated devices such as literary tests that had traditionally been used to restrict voting by black people
Septima Clark a black schoolteacher who fought for equal pay between white and black teachers
Matthew Perry was instrumental in bringing court cases in SC to challenge segregation
Friendship Nine a group of African American men who went to jail after staging a sit-in at a segregated McCrory's lunch counter. Adopted the "jail no bail" tactic.
Dixicrat any Southern Democrats who seceded from the party in 1948 in opposition to its policy of extending civil rights
filibuster an action such as a prolonged speech that obstructs progress in a legislative assembly
24th amendment anti-poll tax
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