First African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. Argued before the Supreme Court during the Brown v. Board of Education case for the NAACP
Chief Justice on the Supreme Court from 1953 to 1969, presided over the Brown V. Board of Education case
dr martin luther king jr
Began work in the Civil Rights movement as a young minister, taught peaceful protest. Urged disobedience of segregation laws because they were morally wrong.
The gov. of Arkansas who opposed the integration of Central High, sent the Little Rock National Guard to keep out 9 students. Gave them no protection upon the attack of a mob after the National Guard was ordered down.
seized control of cuba in 1959 and received later assistance from the Soviet Union
leader of cuba before being overthrown by fidel castro
francis gary powers
pilot of the U-2 plane shot down by the U.S.S.R. (Yes, we were spying and were caught). He didn't die, but was captured. We had to negotiate to get him released. We exchanged Rudolph Abel (A USSR spy we captured) for him
popular book series due to its attention from President Kennedy as well as the emergence of spies in pop culture thanks to the cold war
JFK's Attorney General
founder of CORE (congress of racial equality)
deputized federal government officials in the south to protect the freedom riders
First african american student at university of Mississippi. Sparked riots due to his attempt at registration. bobby kennedy ordered 500 federal marshalls to assist him to class.
Four time governor of Alabama. Most famous for his pro-segregation attitude and as a symbol for states' rights.
Director of the NAACP in Mississippi and a lawyer who defended accused Blacks, he was murdered in his driveway by a member of the Ku Klux Klan in 1963
Eugene "bull" connor
Police chief of Birmingham, AL. Was a member of the KKK and supported racial segregation.
ABC News reporter; corresponds (off the record) with Soviets over deal making with the White House to end the Cuban Missile Crises
lee harvey oswald
assassinated by Jack Ruby on national TV while in the custody of the law
lee harvey oswald
On November 22, 1963, this ex-marine assassinated President Kennedy who was visiting downtown Dallas, Texas.
this night club owner assassinated Lee Harvey Oswald on 24 November 1963
the campaign button, "in your heart, you know he's right," as well as, "in your gut, you know he's nuts," referred to whom?
ran against lyndon b johnson in the election of 1964
Previously known as Malcom Little. Joins the Black Muslims after a stint in jail in his 20's. Adopts new last name to recognize that his real last name was lost in slavery
sepatatist that promoted resistance "by any means necessary" and believed all the problems facing African Americans were brought on by the "blue-eyed white devils." Opinion loosens after a pilgrimage to Mecca.
confessed rapist and face of the black panthers.
1966. becomes head of the student nonvioent coordinating committee and kicks out the white members. SNCC beings to become militant
h rap brown
1967. becomes head of the student nonviolent coordinating committee. "get you some guns and kill the honkies"
alias of James Earl Ray, who killed martin luther king jr
martin luther king jr
assassinated on 4 april 1968
james earl ray
escaped convict who followed mlk to Memphis. Got room in boarding house across from the Lorraine Motel. Shoots MLK from bathroom window. Flees to various countries until his arrest whil attempting to board a plane to Belgium
james earl ray
escapes from prison for the second time after assassinating MLK. caught three days later.
ho chi minh
Vietnamese communist statesman who fought the Japanese in World War II with aide from the United States
ho chi minh
seized control of north vietnam after the end of WWII
christian de castries
french colonel at dien bien phu
Assassinated Robert Kennedy on June 6, 1968 in Chicago because of hearing pro-Israeli remarks in his victory statement after having won the California primaries.
lawyer for LULAC in the case of Mendez V Westminster
born in Yuma, Arizona in 1927 to migrant farm workers. Organizes the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. Dies at 66
activist who went on hunger strikes for his cause, the longest of which was 36 days
Green Beret Special Forces soldier who sustained 36 wounds in battle against North Vietnameze troops in Cambodia
a former American military analyst who released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of government decision-making about the Vietnam War, to The New York Times.
secretary of state under president Nixon
Vietnam war POW for eight years, one of the longest periods as a POW
First Special Prosecutor. Former Harvard Law prof who was hired to investigate the Watergate scandal
Chief judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Judge on Watergate; demanded Nixon's tapes during the whole fiasco.
2nd in command of the FBI. Deep Throat. Was angry at Nixon for not making him 1st in command of the FBI. Later went to prison on unrelated charges.
(2) reporters for the Washington Post who worked with Deep Throat to cover the Watergate scandal
attorney general who quit when asked to fire archibald cox
secretary to president Nixon. Says she "accidentally" hit the erase button while recording conversations. Responsible for gaps in the Oval Office tapes.
vo nguyen giap
head of the Vietminh. Defeated the French at Dien Bien Phu with cannon fire that rained down from surrounding mountains.
Kennedy meet with this Soviet Premier, insulted him, mobilizing Army Reserve & Nat'l Guard. Soviets responded by erecting the Berlin Wall.