Martin Luther King Jr.
Who said "If we are wrong, justice is a lie." ?
E. D. Nixon
Who was the president of the Alabama NAACP and head of the local Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Union?
Montgomery Improvement Association (MIA)
Dr. King was the leader of this organization, in which they extended a boycott of city buses.
Who was Mrs. Parks's lawyer?
Who was Mrs. Parks's lawyer's wife who was against the poll tax that prevented many blacks from voting?
Rev. Robert Graetz and Rev. Glenn Smiley
Who were the other ministers that supported the MIA ?
Jo Ann Robinson
Who led the Women's Political Council (WCP), and organization of black professional women founded in 1949?
December 5, 1955
When did they boycott the Montgomery busses?
"My feets is tired, but my soul is rested."
The classic refrain of the movement.
How many black union members were there?
Adam Clayton Powell Jr.
Who wrote that black people were eager "to make the dream of America become flesh and blood, bread and butter, freedom and quality." He was a Harlem Congressman.
To Secure These Rights
Report produced by the Committee of Civil Rights in 1957 that called for the elimination of segregation.
Harry S. Truman
Who won the Election of 1948 with 70% of northern black vote?
Thomas E. Dewey
Who lost the Election of 1948?
Morgan v. Virginia
The Supreme Court declared that segregation on interstate busses was an undue burden on interstate commerce.
A group that planned the Freedom Rides to desegregate interstate buses. Devoted to interracial, nonviolent direct action.
Co sponsored the "Freedom Ride"
Who broke the color barrier in major league baseball, winning rookie-of-the-year with the Brooklyn Dodgers?
Who won the Nobel Peace Prize for arranging the 1948 Arab-Israeli truce?
Serious about both their music and the way it was presented, they refused to cater to white expectations of grinning, easygoing black performers.
Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Bud Powell, and Miles Davis
Artists that revolted against the standard big-band format of swing, preferring small groups and competitive jam sessions to express their musical visions.