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Lyndon Johnson President who signed most of the important civil rights legislation into law.
Malcolm X assassinated in 1965 when members of the Nation of Islam turned against him
Jack Ruby Dallas strip-club owner who shot Lee Harvey Oswald
James Earl Ray convicted of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
George Wallace Governor of Alabama had the slogan...Segregation forever!
Robert F. Kennedy Former attorney general, was assassinated while seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 1968.
Birmingham In 1963, peaceful demonstrations here were met with fire hoses and attack dogs.
Washington D.C. Where King gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in 1963.
Dallas, TX JFK was assassinated in this city on November 22, 1963.
Mississippi A voter registration drive in 1964 in this state was known as "Freedom Summer."
Selma, AL In 1965, marchers were beaten after they crossed a bridge in this city on their way to the state capital.
Memphis, TN place where MLK, Jr. was assassinated in 1968.
Watts A district of Los Angeles where a six-day riot in 1965 left 36 dead and 4000 arrested.
Voting Rights Act of 1965 banned literacy tests and other laws that kept blacks from voting, and also provided for federal officials to register voters.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned segregation in public places.
Great Society LBJ's program to end poverty and racial injustice
JFK LBJ called for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a way to honor the memory of:
Freedom Riders One accomplishment of this group was bringing about a federal ban on segregation in all interstate travel facilities.
SNCC organized "Freedom Summer" to increase voter registration for Southern blacks.
Nation of Islam urged blacks to separate from whites.
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