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The Americans: Reconstruction to the 21st Century
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A selected director that Houston placed his NAACP law students under and the team resulted in winning 29 out of 32 cases before the supreme court.
Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK)
The pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church who had a ph.D. degree in theology from Boston University.
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Most successful victory by Marshall in which the father of an eight-year-old African American child charged the board of education of Topeka, Kansas, with violating Linda's rights by denying her admission to an all-white elementary school four blocks from her house.
A seamstress and an NAACP officer, who took a seat in the front row of the "colored" section of a Montgomery bus and refused to move to make a stand for African American rights.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
The conference which MLK joined with ministers and civil rights leaders "to carry on nonviolent crusades against the evils of second-class citizenship".
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
A committee side organized by Baker at Shaw University that functioned as a national protest group.
Where African American protesters sat down at segregated lunch counters and refused to leave until they were saved. The Congress of Racial Equality staged the first sit-in.
CORE members who joined James Peck and expected violent reactions for taking a stand by taking a bus trip across the South to test the Supreme Court decisions.
An Air Force veteran who won a federal court case that allowed him to enroll in the all-white University of Mississippi, named Ole Miss. When he arrived on campus he faced Governor Barnett who refused him to register as a student.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Signed by Johnson to prohibit discrimination because of race, religion, national origin, and gender. It gave all citizens the right to enter libraries, parks, washrooms, restaurants, theaters, and other public accommodations.
Where CORE and SNCC workers in the South began registering as many African Americans as they could vote so they could gain national attention.
Fannie Lou Hamer
The daughter of Mississippi sharecroppers who would be the voice of MFDP at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
The act that eliminated the so-called literacy tests that had disqualified many voters and stated that federal examiners could enroll voters who had been denied suffrage by local officials.
De facto segregation
Problem faced by Northern African Americans where segregation existed by practice and custom.
De jure segregation
Segregation by law which requires changing people's attitudes rather than repealing laws, which was less difficult to fight.
An African American leader who declared to Harlem audience "If you think we are here to tell you to love the white man, you have come to the wrong place".
Nation of Islam
Black Muslims lead by Elijah Muhammad.
Leader of SNCC who decided to lead his followers, along with SCLC and CORE in a march to finish what Meredith had started.
A "call for black people to begin to define their own goals and lead their own organizations."
A political party founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale which fought police brutality in the ghetto.
Reported by Johnson to study the causes of urban violence.
Civil Rights Act of 1968
Ended discrimination in housing which was needed because of new black opportunities.
Programs that involve making special efforts to hire or enroll groups that have suffered discrimination.
The effort to register African Americans in the South to vote was known as _______ ______.
The Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated the so-called ____ ___, which had disqualified many African-American voters in the past.
_____ ________ was one of the most prominent voices of the Black Power movement.
Appointed by President Johnson to study the cause of urban violence, the ______ __________ blamed much of the problem on white racism.
In the case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, the supreme Court struck down segregated _______ as unconstitutional.
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