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Civil Rights Movement
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An amendment to the U.S. Constitution that banned poll taxes as a condition for voting.
Lyndon B. Johnson
A president of the United States. He was known for initiating social service programs and he signed the Civil Rights Act into law.
Taxes required in order to vote in elections.
African American attorney who successfully argued the "Brown vs. Board of Education" court case. He also became the first Supreme Court Justice.
Brown vs. Board of Education
The 1954 Supreme Court case ruling that racial segregation of public schools is unconstitutional.
Civil Rights Act
Legislation passed by Congress that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, or national origin.
Jim Crow Laws
These laws were passed by Southern states following Reconstruction. Their purpose was to establish and enforce racial segregation.
Montgomery Bus Boycott
A movement that started after Rosa Park's refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man. In protest, African Americans stopped using the bus system.
Voting Rights Act
Legislation passed by Congress and signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. The act made it illegal to require African Americans to take literacy tests in order to vote.
John F. Kennedy
President during the Civil Rights Movement. He was assassinated while riding through a motorcade in Dallas, Texas.
March on Washington
In 1963, about 250,000 people participated in the March on Washington in support of equal rights for African Americans. The protestors wanted to show Congress their support of the Civil Rights Bill that President Kennedy was trying to pass.
He was a civil rights leader who fought for better working conditions for farmers in California. They used peaceful protests.
She became known as the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement" when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus. He story sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
He was assassinated in 1968 while campaigning to be president by a man who did not agree with his support of Israel.
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