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Civil Rights

Civil Rights Movement

TermDefinition
Supreme Court decision that ended segregation in public schools Brown v. Board of Education
A group of nine African American students who began the integration of the Little Rock, Arkansas public school system Little Rock Nine
African American seamstress and civil rights activists who began the Montgomery bus boycott by refusing to give up her seat on a segregated bus Rosa Parks
A boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama public bus system to protest its policy of segregation Montgomery Bus Boycott
Civil Rights leader who was committed to a nonviolent approach in bringing about the dramatic change of racial integration. He was assassinated in 1968 Martin Luther King Jr.
A form of protest in which African Americans sat at a segregated lunch counter and requested service Sit-ins
A group organized to protest U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
A series of integrated bus rides through the South Freedom Rides
A huge demonstration organized by MLK jr. to protest racial discrimination March on Washington
A law that ended discrimination based on race or gender Civil Rights Act of 1964
A law that provided new powers to the federal government to protect African Americans rights Voting Rights Act of 1965
The 36th president of the United States became president after the assassination of JFK and led the nation through the CRM Lyndon B. Johnson
President Lyndon B. Johnson's Legislative plan that included Civil Rights laws Great Society
A social movement that called for African American power and independence Black Power
To refuse to comply to unjust laws as a form of peaceful protest Civil Disobedience
The forced, legal separation of people of different races in public places Segregation
A secret society created by white southerners in 1866 that used terror and violence to keep African Americans from getting their civil rights Ku Klux Klan
President Lyndon Johnson’s plan that included civil rights laws Great Society
An order issued, by Abraham Lincoln, in 1863 that freed slaves in Confederate states Emancipation Proclamation
abolished slavery 13th Amendment
gave blacks citizenship 14th Amendment
gave black men the right to vote 15th Amendment
The process of desegregating Integration
putting a person to death, usually through mob violence, often by hanging lynching
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