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GavinC Chpt 28

Chapt 28 Vocab

Civil Disobedience nonviolent protests against unjust laws - boycotts, sit-ins & marches used by Martin Luther King to gain civil rights and end de facto segregation
Plessy v. Ferguson 1896 Supreme Court ruling that segregated “separate but equal” facilities for blacks and whites was constitutional
Brown v. Board of Education 1954 Supreme Court ruling reversing the policy of segregation, declaring that “separate could never be equal” and a year later ordered the integration of all public schools “with all deliberate speed” - society became less racist
Segregation/Integration Segregation- separation of people of different races. Integration- mixing of blacks and whites in housing, schools, & other public facilities
Malcolm X’s Method of Gaining Civil Rights believed that African Americans could only succeed if they separated from white society
Sweatt v. Painter 1950 Supreme Court ruling requiring state schools to provide facilities for blacks substantially equal to those provided for white students
Ghetto a section of a city in which members of a minority group lived because of social legal or economic pressures - often contained rundown housing
Martin Luther King’s Method of Gaining Civil Rights led the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the 1960’s with nonviolent disobedience such as boycotts, sit-ins, “freedom rides”, & marches to bring about integration & civil rights
Civil Rights Act 1964 passed by Congress to protect the right of all citizens to vote, outlawed discrimination in hiring and ended segregation in public places
Name/Describe the Civil Rights Amendments: 13th granted African Americans freedom from slavery 14th- granted African Americans citizenship 15th- granted African Americans the right to vote 24th- abolished poll taxes in national elections
Voting Rights Act 1965 passed by Congress to end literacy tests which were often given in the South to keep blacks from voting and allowed federal regulation of voter registration in states where local officials practiced discrimination
Created by: Gavin_Corey



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