U4L2 Study Questions: The Civil Rights Movement
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What was the time period in which Black Americans fought for equal rights in society?
The Civil Rights Movement
Why were African Americans protesting during the Civil Rights movement?
They wanted to end discriminatory Jim Crow laws that kept Black and white people separate.
What were Jim Crow Laws?
Discriminatory laws that kept Black and white people separate.
Who was the most important leader in the Civil Rights Movement?
Martin Luther King Jr.
How did leaders of the Civil Rights Movement fight inequality?
with nonviolent protests
What are examples of peaceful protests?
boycotts, "freedom rides", peaceful marches
Who was the Black girl who wanted to go to a white school near her house?
Who was the woman who refused to give up her seat on the bus?
What did people in Montgomery, Alabama do to protest segregated buses?
they boycotted the bus system for over 1 year
What was the result of Linda Brown's situation with the white school?
The Supreme Court banned (prohibited) segregated schools in Brown vs. Board of Education.
What was the famous speech that Martin Luther King gave in Washington in 1963?
"I Have a Dream"
What was the result of the Montgomery Bus Boycott?
The Supreme Court banned (prohibited) segregated buses.
What did Martin Luther King Jr. organize in 1963?
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
What was the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
A law that prohibited discrimination based on race, gender, language, religion, or national origin.
What was Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream?
A future where all people had equal rights and opportunities.