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HISTORY

hisory questions for the test tommorrow

TermDefinition
segregation The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart.
Integration The free association of people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds
NAACP the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is a civil rights organization founded in 1909 to fight prejudice, lynching, and Jim Crow segregation, and to work for the betterment of "people of color." W. E.B.
Civil Rights the rights of citizens to political and social freedom and equality.
Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961
Rosa parks A black seamstress from Montgomery, Alabama, who, in 1955, refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white person, as she was legally required to do.
Boycott withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
brown vs. board of education was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
Plessy vs. Ferguson The Supreme Court case, since overturned by Brown v. Board of Education (1954), which upheld the constitutionality of “separate, but equal facilities” based on race.
Martyr a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs.
Black Panther Party Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.
Watts riots A group of violent disturbances in Watts, a largely black section of Los Angeles, in 1965.
MLK Jr. An African-American clergyman and political leader of the twentieth century
Malcolm X An African-American political leader of the twentieth century.
Sit ins a form of protest in which demonstrators occupy a place, refusing to leave until their demands are met.
President Eisenhower United States general who supervised the invasion of Normandy and the defeat of Nazi Germany
Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, refused to yield her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus
thurgood marshall an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Identify three events or issues during the 1950’s and 1960’s that you think mark the most important milestones in the civil rights struggle. 24th amendment passed, Bombing of Birmingham Church, Civil rights act passes
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