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The Civil Rights Movement
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I Have A Dream Speech
the highlight of the March on Washington
Martin Luther King
the person who wrote the famous "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
attorney who argued for Brown in Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka. He would later become the first African-American Supreme Court Judge.
100 southern congressmen pledged to oppose the Brown v. Board of Education decision, desegregating public schools
he influenced Dr.King's strategy of nonviolent protest
de facto segregation
concentration of urban African Americans in slum areas
protesters who brought the enforcement of a federal ban on segregation in all interstate travel facilities, including busses and waiting terminals
Civil Rights Act of 1968
banned discrimination in selling in renting homes
Civil Rights Act of 1964
banned discrimination in public facilities and employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin
Brown v. Board of Education
overturned the doctrine of "Separate but Equal"
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Civil-rights organization founded Dr.King that emphasized civil disobedience
Civil Rights organization that fed African Americans in impoverished neighborhoods and advocated violence
civil rights activist, leader of the Mississippi NAACP, who was assassinated in his driveway
preached a militant approach to civil rights rather than non-violence
attempted to register African-American voters in the South
Montogomery Bus Boycott
the event that made Dr.Martin Luther King as national leader
movement started by Stokely Carmichael, supporting of rights and political power for African Americans
her actions led to the Montgomery bus boycotts, and finally the desegregation of public transportation
March on Washington
the event that civil rights leaders organized to support JFK's civil rights bill
Chicago Black teen killed in Mississippi. His murderers confessed, but were acquitted by an all-white jury.
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