Mr. Moore 11A US History
Passed by FDR administration to ensure fair hiring practices in government hired jobs.
Landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutiona
The Emmett Till murder trial brought to light the brutality of Jim Crow segregation in the South and was an early impetus of the African American civil rights movement.
A seminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama
Ggroup of African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas.
Brown vs. BOE helped
A sit-in or sit-down is a form of direct action that involves one or more people occupying an area for a protest, often to promote political, social, or economic change.
Series of nonviolent sit-in protests in Greensboro, North Carolina which led to the Woolworth department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States.
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Was one of the most important organizations of the American Civil Rights Movement and grew into a large organization with many supporters in the North who helped raise funds to support SNCC's work in the South.
Civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court decisions which ruled that segregated public buses were unconstitutional.
Fight between Southern segregationist civilians and federal and state forces as a result of the forced enrollment of black student James Meredith at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
Book by Betty Friedan which is widely credited with sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States
Was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans.
The 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was as an act of white supremacist terrorism. The explosion at the African-American church marked a turning point in the United States 1960s Civil Rights Movement and contributed to support for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
Landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits discrimination in voting. Act allowed for a mass enfranchisement of racial minorities throughout the country, especially in the South.
Feminist organization, It has a membership of 550,000. The organization consists of 550 chapters in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.
Series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that took place in at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.
Incident on in the Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, in which 26 civil rights protesters and bystanders were shot by soldiers of the British Army.