4 Written Questions
4 Multiple Choice Questions
- stop voting discrimination in the south - Suspended literacy tests, empowered federal officials to register voters, prohibited states from changing voting procedures without federal permission.
- racist governor of Alabama in 1962 ("segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever"); runs for pres. In 1968 on American Independent Party ticket of racism and law and order, loses to Nixon; runs in 1972 but gets shot
- four black college students in this North Carolina town protested in a department store cafeteria by sitting in the white-only section for three days because they were not being served
- The first African American player in the major league of baseball. His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.
3 True/False Questions
Medgar Evers → 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.
Robert Kennedy → He was a Democrat who ran for president in 1968 promoting civil rights and other equality based ideals. He was ultimately assassinated in 1968, leaving Nixon to take the presidency but instilling hope in many Americans.
Little Rock Crisis → 9 African American students were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in an effort to desegregate the school; Governor Faubus tried to stop the students from attending