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Units 11 and 12 vocabulary GA History
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One of the last openly segregationist politicians in Georgia
only United States President from Georgia; also a Georgia state senator and governor, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
important civil rights leader who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Mayor of Atlanta; was also instrumental in bringing the 1996 Olympic Games to Atlanta.
An international athletic event that occurs every four years; Atlanta benefitted economically from these in 1996
an organized civil rights protest led by the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, whose primary objective was to desegregate Albany and the surrounding community.
first African-American mayor of Atlanta, or any other southern city
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
a civil rights organization formed in 1960 by college students, who organized sit-ins and other nonviolent protests
March on Washington
the famous jobs and civil rights march led by MLK Jr., the famous "I Have a Dream" speech was given here
Civil Rights Act
federal legislation that forbade discrimination on the basis of race and sex in hiring, firing, and promotion
investigation by lawyer John Sibley to determine what should be done about integration in the state; though 60% of Georgians claimed they would rather close the public schools than integrate, Sibley recommended that public schools desegregate on a limited basis
leader in the civil rights movement, leader of the SNCC, US Representative from Georgia
Martin Luther King Jr.
important civil rights leader and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Brown v. BOE
Supreme Court case that rejected the idea that separate could be equal in education; mandated the desegregation of schools
1956 State Flag
Controversial flag that flew over Georgia from 1956-2001. The flag was controversial due to the flag's prominent Confederate Battle emblem.
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