Arkansas Governor that resisted desegregation at his Capitol's Central High School.
Her refusal to give up her bus seat set off a bus boycott that lasted more than a year.
After leading a bus boycott he became the top civil rights leader in the US. 1964 Nobel Prize.
He assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis Tennessee.
NAACP lawyer that challenged school segregation in front of the Supreme Court. Later a member of that court.
Mississippi Governor that blocked desegregation @ "Ole Miss."
He ordered the 101st Airborne to escort 9 black students to Central High School.
Senator, Vice President, President that felt that a civil rights bill would honor John Kennedy.
He crossed Major League Baseball's color line in 1947 when he played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
He assassinated Robert F. Kennedy.
He was the most influential SNCC leader, popular w/youth, worked to register voters.
Reverend and civil rights leader that invited M.L. King to the "most segregated city" in the US.
Preacher in the Nation of Islam that advocated "Black Nationalism." Was assassinated.
He helped start the NAACP in 1909.
He was the first African American to enroll at "Ole Miss."
Radical SNCC leader that called for Black Power!
US Attorney General that ordered Federal Marshals to protect the "Freedom Riders."
8 year old African American student that wanted to attend a nearby white school.
LA neighborhood where a race riot killed 34 people.
Alabama city where 50,000 African Americans boycotted the busses.
Alabama city where King and protestors were attacked with fire hoses and police dogs on national TV.
Arkansas city where the National Guard was called out to prevent 9 African American students from attending school.
City in Kansas whose the Board of Education lost its case for segregation @ the Supreme Court.
A 50 mile march started in this city headed for the Alabama capitol. The marchers were attacked by State Police.
Site of a 200,000 person march and demonstration in support of a civil rights bill.
State where "Freedom Summer" led to the murder of three voter registration workers.
Organization founded by King & other clergy working for civil rights.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Outlawed discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin & gender.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
Ended literacy tests and allows federal officials to register voters in local districts.
Organization whose goal was to involve college aged students in civil rights work.
Law that made the use of poll taxes illegal during voting.
Most popular form of civil disobedience in and around the Nashville area.
Formed in 1909 it works thru the court system to achieve greater rights for minorities.
Since 1942 this organization has sought change through peaceful confrontation.
National Urban League
Since 1911 this organization has helped African Americans find jobs and homes in the large northern US cities.
John F. Kennedy is assassinated.
Malcolm X is assassinated.
Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated.
Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.
What is Black Nationalism & Black Power? Why did the radical civil rights movement draw so many followers in the late 1960's?