Civil Rights 1950-1975
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the rights of full citizenship and equality under the law regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender.
A refusal to buy or use goods and services.
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 encouraged people to stop riding city busses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal.
March on Washington
In August 1963, civil rights leaders organized a massive rally in Washington to persuade the passage of President Kennedy's civil rights bill. MLK Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech to more than 200,000 marchers in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
Martin L. King, Jr.
Famous civil rights leader who was assassinated because he believed in equality for all. He fought for civil rights using non-violent protest methods. He wrote the "I have a dream" speech.
1927-1993. Farm worker, labor leader, and civil-rights activist who helped form the National Farm Workers Association, later the United Farm Workers.
Lyndon B. Johnson
signed the civil rights act of 1964 into law and the voting rights act of 1965. He had a war on poverty so he set a few goals, including the great society and other programs that provided food stamps and welfare to needy families. His most important legislation was probably medicare and medicaid.
Robert F. Kennedy
He ran for President in 1968; clue collar workers, African Americans, Hispanics, and younger Americans wanted to see him become president; was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan after victory speech during the California primary in June 1968.
John F. Kennedy
President of the US during the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. During the Civil Rights Movement he fought for equality for all men and women regardless of race. After he was assassinated, the Civil Rights Bill he had sent to Congress was passed.
A prolonged war (1954-1975) between the communist armies of North Vietnam who were supported by the Chinese and the non-communist armies of South Vietnam who were supported by the United States.
Is the ongoing discovery of celestial structures in outer space by means of continuously evolving and growing space technology.
Martin Luther King protest techniques that did not involve violence of any kind
protests by black college students, 1960-1961, who took seats at "whites only" lunch counters and refused to leave until served; in 1960 over 50,000 participated in sit-ins across the South. Their success prompted the formation of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee.
Civil Rights Act
1964; banned discrimination in public places, outlawed discrimination in most employment; protected voting rights and desegregated public schools;
Voting Rights Act
1965; prevented the use of any test or device to deny the vote to blacks and authorized federal examiners to register black voters
Nonviolent refusal to continue to work until a problem is resolved.
NAACP legal counsel and the first African-American Supreme Court Justice
Secretary of NAACP, spurred the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Jim Crow Laws
Laws designed to enforce segregation of blacks from whites
Separation of people based on racial, ethnic, or other differences
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