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USH STAAR EOC people--Civil rights
People listed in TEKS US 9C, 9G, 24B, and 26D related to the Civil Rights Movement
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Martin Luther King Jr.
Nonviolent Civil Rights leader who became youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his efforts to end segregation and racial discrimination. Led Montgomery Bus Boycott, helped found Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and led March on Washington in 1963 where he delivered "I have a Dream" speech.
Farm worker, labor leader, and civil-rights activist who helped form the National Farm Workers Association, later called the United Farm Workers, who led nonviolent protests, strikes, fasts, and boycotts to draw attention to the needs of migrant farm laborers.
NAACP member who initiated the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 when she was arrested for violating Jim Crow rules on a bus
Governor of Alabama who widely and openly opposed integration of public schools, and has been famously quoted as saying, "I say segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever."
Governor of Arkansas during the time of the Little Rock Crisis who attempted to block the integration of the school by using the National Guard. Led to a confrontation with Eisenhower and ultimately integration of the school
Governor of Georgia from 1967-1971; known for forcefully removing African Americans from the restaurant he owned; once he became governor, he appointed more African Americans to government positions than all previous governors combined
NAACP civil rights lawyer in Brown v. Board of Education who became the first black justice on the Supreme Court of the United States
Unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate against Lyndon Johnson in 1964; called for dismantling the New Deal, escalation of the war in Vietnam, and maintaining the previous status quo on civil rights. Some see him as the grandfather of the conservative movement of the 1980s
Co-founded the United Farm Workers, advocated for Chicano rights, immigrants, women's rights, and farm workers; negotiated the first contract with grape growers and a non-white union
Hector P. Garcia
Mexican American physician, surgeon, WWII veteran, civil rights activist, and founder of the American G.I. Forum for equal treatment of Mexican Americans
Congressional bloc of Southern Democrats
Conservative southern Democrats who worked to block the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by relying on a filibuster in the Senate to postpone the legislation as long as possible, hoping that support for the legislation throughout the country would falter
Founder of the National Organization of Women, wrote the best-selling book "The Feminine Mystique" and is credited for inspiring the modern women's liberation movement
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