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13th Amendment

This amendment abolished slavery, at least on paper

14th Amendment

This amendment gave Blacks citizenship

15th Amendment

The amendment that gave Black men the right to vote

Freedmen's Bureau

This organization helped newly freed slaves and poor whites in the South by providing food, shelter, and medical assistance

Brown v. Board of Education

The Supreme Court case that called for school integration

Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks was the woman who started this year-long boycott

Voting Rights Act of 1965

This law gave the government the power to force officials to allow Blacks to register to vote

Black Codes

Laws in the South that made newly freed slaves feel like they were slaves once again

Plessy v. Ferguson

The outcome of this Supreme Court case was the idea of "separate but equal"

Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination

The murder that took place on April 4, 1968, by James Earl Ray

16th Street Baptist Church bombing

This 1963 event, carried out by KKK, resulted in the deaths of four young girls in Alabama

John F. Kennedy

1960's president of the U.S. that was a supporter of civil rights

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