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Early Civil Rights movement
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The first African American player in the major league of baseball. His actions helped to bring about other opportunities for African Americans.
Brown v. Board of Education
1954 - The Supreme Court overruled Plessy v. Ferguson, declared that racially segregated facilities are inherently unequal and ordered all public schools desegregated.
14 year old boy from IL
-Went to visit Mississippi
-Said derogatory terms to white girl
KILLED BY WHITE MEN
WHITE JURY FOUND MEN INNOCENT
** PROMPTS CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Montgomery Bus Boycott
In 1955, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, Dr. Martin L. King led a boycott of city busses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal.
Group of civil rights workers who took bus trips through southern states in 1961 to protest illegal bus segregation
In 1964, when blacks and whites together challenged segregation and led a massive drive to register blacks to vote.
Civil Rights Act of 1964
This act made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal and gave the government the power to enforce all laws governing civil rights, including desegregation of schools and public places.
Voting Rights Act of 1965
a law designed to help end formal and informal barriers to African-American suffrage
(Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee)-a group established in 1960 to promote and use non-violent means to protest racial discrimination; they were the ones primarily responsible for creating the sit-in movement
Little Rock Nine
1957 - Governor Faubus sent the Arkansas National Guard to prevent nine Black students from entering Little Rock Central High School. Eisenhower sent in U.S. paratroopers to ensure the students could attend class.
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