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Unit 7

Civil Rights Era

TermDefinition
Segregation the separation of people of different races
Integration the mixing of blacks and whites in housing, schools, and other public facilities
Ghetto a section of a city in which members of a minority group lived because of social legal or economic pressures and were often contained rundown housing
Civil Disobedience nonviolent protests against unjust laws such as boycotts, sit-ins and marches which were used by Martin Luther King to gain civil rights and end de facto segregation
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”, and marches to bring about integration and civil rights
Malcolm X's Method of Gaining Civil Rights believed that African Americans could only succeed if they separated from white society
Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed by Congress to protect the right of all citizens to vote and outlawed discrimination in hiring and ended segregation in public places
Voting Rights Act of 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
14th Amendment granted African Americans citizenship
15th Amendment granted African Americans the right to vote
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