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Civil Rights Vocab

Ms. Lang - Civil Rights Vocab

Boycott a refusal to buy certain goods
Pacifist a person morally opposed to war/violence
Diversity a variety of people/the inclusion of different types of people (such as people of different races or cultures)
Sit-In any organized protest in which a group of people peacefully occupy and refuse to leave a certain place.
Freedom Ride a protest against segregation on interstate busing in the South
SNCC formed in 1960, the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee was created to give young people a larger role in the civil rights movement
Freedom Summer in 1964, the SNCC organized a voter-registration drive
Protest a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.
Segregation separation, especially of races
Racism the belief that some people are inferior because of their race
Integrate to bring together or incorporate
Minority a group that is different racially, politically, religiously, etc, from a larger group of which it is a part of
Civil Rights rights granted to all citizens
Amendable changeable
Civil Disobedience peacefully refusing to obey laws one considers unjust
Jim Crow Laws laws meant to enforce separation of white and black people in public places in the south
Plessy v. Ferguson an 1896 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that separation of the races in public accommodations was legal
Brown v. Board of Education a 1954 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal” education for black and white students was unconstitutional. It desegregated schools.
Affirmative-Action the encouragement of increased representation of women and minority-group members, especially in employment.
NAACP formed in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
Great Society a program started by President Lyndon Johnson that provided help to the poor, the elderly, and women, and also promoted education and outlawed discrimination
13th Amendment banned slavery in the United States
14th Amendment made all persons born or naturalized in the United States including former slaves citizens of the United States.
15th Amendment stated that citizens could not be stopped from voting “on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.”
19th Amendment in 1920 gave women full voting rights
Created by: kelang