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Civil Rights Movement 1

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boycott (n., v.)
a refusal for political reasons to buy certain products or do business with a certain store or company
demonstration (n.)
a public show of opinion, especially a protest
racism (n.)
prejudice or unfairness against people of one race by those of another
race (n.)
any of the groupings of human beings according to genes, blood types, color of skin, eyes, hair, etc.
prejudice (n.)
an unfair bias against or for s.o. or s.t., and opinion based on general dislike or good feelings, rather than fact or reason
Jim Crow Laws (n.)
laws that restricted the freedom of African Americans, and required separate but equal public facilities for whites and for blacks
segregation (n.)
forced separation or isolation
according to race
Voting Rights Act - 1965 (n.)
a federal law that outlawed literacy tests and poll taxes, and that sent registrars into the southern states to register black voters
sit-in (n.)
nonviolent protest in which a person sits and refuses to leave
civil rights (n.pl.)
in the USA, the rights of each citizen guaranteed by the US Constitution, such as the rights to vote and not be discriminated against because of race, ethnic background, etc.
ethnic (adj.)
related to group characteristics, such as race, country of origin, religion, or culture
to discriminate (against) (v.)
to treat (s.o.) unfairly, esp. because of prejudice based on race, sex, religion, etc.
to retaliate (v.)
to do s.t. bad to s.o. because of what they did; to strike back; to avenge
to exclude (v.)
to leave out; to omit