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5 20th Century

Civil Rights Movements

TermDefinition
Civic Affairs Issues relating to a citizen, a city, or citizenship.
Fundamental Rights A group of rights that have been recognized by the Supreme Court as requiring a high degree of protection from government encroachment.
Racial Groups A grouping of humans based on shared physical or social qualities into categories generally viewed as distinct by society.
Civic Relating to a city or town, especially its administration.
Ethnic Groups A community or population made up of people who share a common cultural background or descent.
Local A particular area or neighborhood.
National Relating to the whole of a country or nation
Religious Groups A set of individuals whose identity as such is distinctive in terms of common religious creed, beliefs, doctrines, practices, or rituals
Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, ratified in 1791 and guaranteeing such rights as the freedoms of speech, assembly, and worship.
Cesar Chavez Mexican-American labor leader and civil rights activist.
Civil Rights Movement A struggle for social justice that took place mainly during the 1950s and 1960s for Black Americans to gain equal rights under the law in the United States.
Martin Luther King Jr. A Baptist minister and social rights activist in the United States in the 1950s and '60s. Gave the "I have a dream" speech.
Military Actions Open and declared conflict between the armed forces of two or more states or nations.
Rosa Parks An American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott.
Susan B Anthony An American social reformer and women's rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women's suffrage movement.
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