Civil Rights Vocabulary


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Brown v. Board
Supreme court case that declared separate but equal unconstitutional
Bay of Pigs
US and Cuba ACIA planned invasion to overthrow Fidel Castro
Rosa Parks
Civil Rights activist who refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus
Richard Nixon
the president of the US 69-74 during the Vietnam war and civil rights movement
Robert F. Kennedy
US attorney general who lead the civil rights movement by drafting legislation
Cuban Missile Crisis
the Us and soviet union had confrontation during the cold war. it was the closest point of nuclear war in the world
Civil rights act of 1964-1965
Minority groups in the US create an act to relieve racial discrimination and promote constitutional rights and equality
Black power
a movement in support of rights and political power for black people
Community action program
public nonprofit organization used to fight poverty by empowering the poor as part of the war on poverty
George Wallace
45th governor of alabama and was a segregationist. ran for president 4 times to stop the civil rights movement
Immigration act of 1965
Congress opposed by Emanual celler and was immigration policy focusing on specific skills and family relationship with US citizens to allow ASian, African, and Middle eastern immigrants
Freedom ride
Group of 13 individual sof many races who attempted to integrate facilities at bus terminals and protested segregation
Freedom Summer
deepened the civil rights movement and ended up establishing schools in Mississippi
March on Washington
250000 people and many civil rights activists and religious groups marched in DC for jobs and freedom
Malcolm X
Black Muslim minister who was also a civil rights activist and wasn't opposed to violence
Jackie Robinson
First african american to pla in major league baseball
Martin luther king Jr
Civil rights activist and minister
Elvis presley
A rock and rol singer who influenced the 1950s culture
Fidel Castro
was a cuban politician that overthrew the dictatorship government and then made cuba communist
Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee
A group of young african americans that developed a non violent strategy of 6 month sit ins to end segregation in public places in 26 southern cities
Lyndon B Johnson
Vice president during Kennedy's presidency and became the 36th president when Kennedy was assassinated
American Indian Movement
advocacy group in the US dedicated to the Native american civil rights movement
Cesar Chavez
Mexican american who advocated civil rights for Latinos farm workers, working rights, and wage rights
A way of life and set of attitudes opposed to or at variance with the prevailing social norm
National organization for women
28 people includeing betty friend, pauli murray, and more who helped women become more empowered and help them gain civil rights, it still exists today