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Thurgood Marshall

He and jack Greenberg led the courtroom battles against segregation he also when on and became Supreme Court justice


Brown v. The board of education

In the early 1950s five school segregation cases from Delaware , Kansas , South Carolina , Virginia , and Washington, D.C. came together under the title of brown v. The board of education


Little Rock nine

It allowed nine outstanding black students to attend central high school these students became known as the Little Rock nine


Rosa parks

She boarded a bus and sat in the front row of the section reserved for black passengers when the bus became full the driver told Rosa and three others to give there seats to white passengers when she refused to she got sent to jail


Montgomery bus boycott

In this action thousands of African Americans stopped riding the buses for over a year


Martin Luther king jr.

A young Baptist minister set on black civil rights and had a power for public speaking , inspired listeners , and could motivate others


Sit ins

A demonstration in which protesters sit down an d refuse to leave


Student nonviolent coordinating committee

To continue the struggle for civil rights the leaders of the group protest and formed in the spring of 196p


John F. Kennedy

The youngest person to be elected to be president he won in 1960 , he was born in Massachusetts into a wealthy family.


Freedom rides

To accomplish this core organized a series of protest in which black and white bus riders traveled together to segregated bus stations in the south


March on Washington

A massive demonstration for civil rights


Laden B. Johnson

He was the Vice President but after Kennedy was killed he became the president in 1963, he grew up in rural Texas and worked his way threw collage


Civil rights act of 1964

The act banned segregation in public places it also outlawed discrimination in the workplace on the basis of color, gender, or national origin


Great society

His program of domestic reforms that he called the great society


Black power

Movement which called for African American independence


Malcom x

Helped inspire the blacks power movement he was the leader of the Nation of Islam


Cesar Chavez

Was one of many Hispanic Americans who worked to improve conditions in 1962 Chavez formed a union


United farm workers

S unsound was committed to the goal of better pay and working conditions for migrant farm workers


Betty Friedan

A Jewish author who wrote the feminine mystique she described the dissatisfaction some women felt with their roles as mother and housewife


National organization for woman

To fight for equal education and career opportunities for woman


Shirley Chisholm

She was elected to represent New York City in the House of Representatives


Equal rights amendment

Would out paw all discrimination based on sex


Phyllis Schlafy

A conservative activist found the group stop era to prevent its ratification


American Indian movement

Founded in 1968 to fight for there rights


Disabled in action

To make people aware of challenges facing people with disabilities


Yalta conference

The three leaders made important decisions about the future decisions