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Civil Rights Era

Civil Rights in America

Who was Claudette Colvin? The 15 year old who refused to move to the back of the bus before Rosa Parks
At least how many women refused to go to the back of the bus before Rosa Parks? 3
African Americans secured passage of civil rights legislation by doing what? Working through the court system and mass protests
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did what? Prohibited discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and gender.
Who served with the NAACP and was the 1st African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court? Thurgood Marshall
Which Supreme Court case originally allowed for separate but equal facilities for black and white Americans? Plessy V. Ferguson
What court case does the headline, "Segregation in Schools is Outlawed" belong to? Brown V. Topeka Board of Education
What was the most effective way in which the NAACP opposed segregation? Challenging laws in court
Who believed in Civil Disobedience? Martin Luther King Jr.
Who believed in violent protests? Malcolm X
What did Prince Edward County in Virginia do after the Brown V. Board decision? Closed down their public schools immediately
The goal of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 was to protest segregation by doing what? Boycotting the bus company
Which doctrine was overturned by the Supreme Court decision in Brown V. Board of Education? Separate but equal
Reading tests to vote was outlawed by what? Voting Rights Act of 1965
During the 1963 March on Washington, what speech did Dr. King give that inspired participants? I have a Dream
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made segregation illegal in what? Public accommodations
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