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(National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) civil rights organization founded in 1909 to fight prejudice, lynching, and Jim Crow segregation.
(Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) one of the most important org. of the civil rights movement in the 1960's. Emerged from student meeting at Shaw University.
the refusal to comply with certain laws or to pay taxes and fines as a peaceful form of political protest.
group of northern idealists active in the civil rights movement. Rode buses into the south in order to challenge racial segregation.
volunteer campaign in the US to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible in Mississippi.
White citizens council
southern opponents of racial integration organized it to obstruct the implementation of the US Supreme Court to end school desegregation.
statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.
occupy a place as a form of protest
to refuse to buy, use, or participate in something as a way of protesting.
lack of fairness, violation of basic human rights.
real or imagined wrong or other course for complaint or protest, especially unfair treatment.
a member of a militant political organization set up in the US in 1966 to fight for blacks rights.
(Southern Christian Leadership Conference) African American civil rights organization associated with Martin Luther King Jr. and had a role in the American civil rights movement.
(Congress of Racial Equality) civil rights organization that played a pivotal role for African Americans in the civil rights movement.
Indian nationalist and spiritual leader; he became prominent in the opposition to British rule in India, pursuing a policy of on-violent civil disobedience.
was the governor of Alabama in the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties, who held the dubious distinction of being one of America's most outspoken supporters of racial segregation.
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