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BHM Pd 4 2019

Period 4 Black History Month Projects 2019

TermDefinition
Lady Day Holiday’s famous nickname given to her by a friend
Jazz the genre of music that Holiday was most known for
Drug/Substance Abuse the act of partaking in any addictive substance(s)
Civil Rights the rights of civilians to be treated as equals in activities or other aspects of living
Fifteenth Amendment the amendment that states that a citizen’s right to vote cannot be denied on account of his race
Reconstruction Era the period from after the civil war where the south was to be rebuilt
jim crow laws law that separated blacks and whites in southern states
discrimination treating people differently just because of their sex, race, or age
Racism the belief that someone is inferior compared to you just because of their race
Parkinson’s syndrome (PD) is a degenerative disorder that affects the motor system
Olympiad is a celebration of the Olympic Games
Heavyweight boxer is a professional boxer that is above 175 pounds
influence The ability to change someone or someone’s thoughts throughout actions or words
Musician A person who can play an instrument an is usually talented at it
Performer A person who entertains a crowd
Jim Crow Laws A series of laws put in place in the post-reconstruction south to discourage black voters and institute segregation
Poll Taxes Begun in the 1890’s as a legal way to keep African Americans from voting in Southern States
Ratified/Ratify Official way to validate a proposed law, almost always done by vote
Poetry a style of writing that expresses feeling and ideas by style and rhythm
Harlem Renaissance intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York in the 1920’s
Langston Hughes an American poet, social activist, novelist, and a playwright
1964 Civil Rights Act is a landmark civil rights and U
Desegregation the ending of a policy of racial segregation
Nondiscrimination racial and religious intolerance
Boycott A withdraw or protest against something that has a part in the problem
Penalized subject to some form of punishment/ put in an unfavorable position or at an unfair disadvantage
Publicity Attention given by Media
Segregated set apart from each other; separated or divided among racial, sexual, or religious lines
Murdered kill someone unlawfully and with premeditation
Invincibility Incapable of being conquered, defeated, or subdued
Segregation the act or practice of segregating; a setting apart or separation of people or things from others or from the main body or group
Boycott to combine in abstaining from, or preventing dealings with, as a means of intimidation or coercion to boycott a store
Racism a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among various human racial groups determine cultural individual achievement, involving idea one's own race is superior has right to dominate others that particular racial group is inferior to the others
Civil rights rights to personal liberty established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the the rights to full legal, social, and economic equality extended to blacks
Desegregation the elimination of laws, customs, or practices under which people from different religions, ancestries, ethnic groups, etc
Pivotal of vital or critical importance a pivotal event
Created by: dsalvucci