Civil Rights in Texas--Nisa 1st period

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Womens Rights

19th amendment

1920

Gives women the right to vote.

Jane McCallum

1923 - 1925

Jane McCallum was a member of the "Petticoat Lobby," which worked for education, prison reform, prohibition, mother and child health, literacy, and the elimination of child labor. She was appointed as Secretary of State under Governor Dan Moody.

Oveta Culp Hobby

1945

World War II - Oveta Culp Hobby served as the parliamentarian of the Texas Legislature and then became the Director of the Women’s Army Corp (WAC). She received the rank of colonel and received the Distinguished Service Medal (the first woman to receive this award).

Voting Rights

1965

Voting Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson

African Americans Rights

Lulu Bell Madison Joined the NAACP

1937

Lulu Bell Madison White was a civil rights activist devoted to the struggle against Jim Crow in Texas. She campaigned for the right to vote, for equal pay for equal work, and for desegregation of public facilities for African Americans. She was president of the Houston chapter of the NAACP.

James Farmer

1942

James Farmer founded the congress of racial equality.

Equal Rights Movement

1950

The african americans students weren't allowed to enroll into a whites school it was consider "equal but separate",but it was not equal at all.

Civil RIghts

1964

Civil Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson

Mexican Americans Rights

Dr Hector Garcia

1948

The American g.i forum was founded by dr.hector Garcia. Garcia and the g.i. Forum fought to help to help veterans (specially Mexico an Americans) to obtain an education and health care.

LULAC

1950

League of united Latin American citizens (LULAC)was formed in Corpus Christi to support the rights for Spanish speaking people.