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.
- The first African American player in the major league of baseball. His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.
- United States civil rights leader who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery (Alabama) and so triggered the national civil rights movement (born in 1913)
- 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.
3 True/False questions
Civil Rights Act 1957 → stop voting discrimination in the south - Suspended literacy tests, empowered federal officials to register voters, prohibited states from changing voting procedures without federal permission.
Organization of Afro-American Unity → black nationalist organization founded in 1964 by Malcolm X. Modeled on the Organization of African Unity, the purpose of the ______ was to fight for the human rights of African Americans and promote cooperation among Africans and Afro-Americans in the Americas.
George Wallace → 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