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Civil Rights

Civil Rights, Chicano, and Feminist Movement

Martin Luther King Jr Civil rights leader, who used non violence methods to protest against discrimination.
Lyndon B. Johnson President of the United States who help pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Acts of 1965.
Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white person. Her arrest started the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
Thurgood Marshall attorney that won the Brown vs Board of Education case. He was also the 1st African American Supreme Court Justice.
Malcolm X Civil rights leader who was a member of the Nation of Islam. He believed in using any means necessary to protect African Americans against mob violence.
Brown vs. Board Of Education In 1954 this Supreme Court case ended segregation in schools. This was an important milestone in the Civil Rights movement.
Little Rock 9 African American students escorted by the US Army, so they can attend all white high school in Arkansas in 1957.
Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned discrimination based on race, color, or religion.
Voting Rights Act of 1965 ended poll taxes and literacy tests which were used to prevent African Americans from voting.
Great Society Lyndon Johnson programs to help poor Americans.
Title IX banned sex discrimination in educational institutions
Roe vs Wade Supreme Court in 1973 allowed women to have abortions in the first three months of the pregnancy.
Cesar Chavez organized the United Farm Workers. He worked to improve working wages and conditions
Jackie Robinson 1st African American to play Major League Baseball in 1947.
March on Washington Civil Rights leaders organized a protest and this is where Martin Luther King made his famous " I have a Dream Speech"
24th Amendment eliminated poll taxes in elections.
Delgado vs Bastrop ISD Texas Attorney General in 1948 said segregation of Mexican American children in Texas was illegal.
26th Amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
Created by: rcurtis