Separate but Equal
Doctrine established by the 1896 Supreme Court Case Plessy vs. Ferguson that permitted laws segragating African Americans as long as equal facilites were provided.
De facto segregation
Segregation by custom and tradition
A form of protest involving occupying seats or sitting down on the floor of an establishment
An attempt to kill a bill by having a group of senators take turns speaking continueously so that a vote cannot take place
A motion that ends debate and calls for immediate vote, possible in the US senate by a vote of 60 senators.
Prejudice or discrimination against someone because of his or her race.
The mobilization of the political and economic power of African Americans, especially to compel respect for their rights and to improve their condition
In response to the arrest of Rosa Parks, African Americans orgainized this
Campain for voting rights of African Americans
Plessy vs Ferguson
Established separate but equal doctrine
March on Washington
Name given to the gathering of 200,000 people in Washington D.C to watch Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his "I have a Dream" speech
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Make segregation illegal in most places
Brown vs. Board of Education
Ended segregation in public schools