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Civil Rights Terms
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National Orginization for Women
group that fought gender discrimination in the workplace, schools, and justice system
Title XI of the Education Amendments of 1972
a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
1921-2006. American feminist, activist and writer. Best known for starting the "Second Wave" of feminism through the writing of her book "The Feminine Mystique".
(of a group of people) occupy a place as a form of protest.
A black political organization that was against peaceful protest and for violence if needed. The organization marked a shift in policy of the black movement, favoring militant ideals rather than peaceful protest.
1964 effort to register African American voters in Mississippi
Little Rock Nine
In September 1957 the school board in Little rock, Arkansas, won a court order to admit nine African American students to Central High a school with 2,000 white students. The governor ordered troops from Arkansas National Guard to prevent the nine from entering the school. The next day as the National Guard troops surrounded the school, an angry white mob joined the troops to protest the integration plan and to intimidate the AA students trying to register. The mob violence pushed Eisenhower's patience to the breaking point. He immediately ordered the US Army to send troops to Little Rock to protect and escort them for the full school year.
Group of civil rights workers who took bus trips through southern states in 1961 to protest illegal bus segregation
Miranda v. Arizona
Supreme Court held that criminal suspects must be informed of their right to consult with an attorney and of their right against self-incrimination prior to questioning by police.
Gideon v. Wainwright
A person who cannot afford an attorney may have one appointed by the government
American Indian Movement
led by Dennis Banks and Russell Means; purpose was to obtain equal rights for Native Americans; protested at the site of the Wounded Knee massacre
Minority economic equity
Civil Rights Act of 1964
outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
St. Augustine dr King
Dr. Robert B. Hayling convinced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to travel to St. Augustine in 1964. Hayling was a dentist and the leader of the movement in St. Augustine. ... A St. Augustine street named after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., honoring his efforts during the civil rights movement.
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