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civil right movement

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civil right movement the struggle of African Americans for equal rights in the 1950sand 1960s
Plessy vs. Ferguson the supreme court ruled the -separate -but -equal- standard was constitutional
brown v. board of education the supreme court ruled the segregated schools were -inherently in equal
Thurgood Marshall the first African American on the supreme court, he was an NAACP attorney
martin Luther ing a leader of the civil rights movement who believe in non-violent and passive resistance to unjust laws as a way to bring change
rosa par eing a bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955by refusing to surrender her seat on the bus to a white passenger
orval faubus governor of arensawhho favored segergationanddenyed the implement of brown v. board of education
George Wallace A restaurant owner in Georgia who threatened violence to African Americans seeking to enter his white only restaurant
Civil Rights Acts (1964) prohibited discrimination bases on race, color, religion and ethnic origin in hotels, restaurants, and all places of employment doing business with the federal government or cross state lines
President Johnson signed an Executive Order requiring employers with federal contracts to take positive steps to raise the numbers of their minority employees to correct pass imbalances
Billy Graham A famous Christian preacher and spiritual advisory to several U.S. Presidents who became an outspoken opponent of segregation
Twenty-Fourth Amendment (1964) eliminated poll taxes in federal elections
Selma Marches A march in Alabama to demand the vote for African Americans; the demonstrators were attacked, prompting president Johnson to introduce a voting rights bill
Voting Rights Acts of 1965 Ended polls taxes, suspended literacy tests required to vote, led to a substantial increase in the numbers of African American voters
Created by: joselineT