Supreme Court case that led to the desegregation of schools.
young adults rode buses throughout the south to protest bus segregation
The Freedom Riders got enough support and worldwide attention to force the President to mandate desegregation.
Secured the vote for African Americans by removing obstacles like poll taxes
Title II of the Civil Rights Act. Applied most of the Bill of Rights to tribal governments
AIM members captured 11 hostages at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, to protest the massacre there in 1890.
the Supreme Court strengthened the tribal power of the individual members and furthered the self-government by Indian tribes.
Landmark case in which the Supreme Court first upheld a claim of gender discrimination.
EEOC given the right to sue any employer suspected of illegal discrimination.
Made it illegal for employers to exclude pregnancy or childbirth from their sick leave and health benefits plans.
required employers to justify hiring and promotion practices by forcing them to show that a gender requirement is necessary for a certain job.
added people with disabilities to the list of Americans protected from discrimination.
entitled all children to a free public education appropriate to their needs
requires employers and public facilities to make "reasonable considerations" for people with disabilities and prohibits discrimination against them in the employment process.
banned certain types of age discrimination
The Supreme Court ruled that states could ban homosexual relations.