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Montgomery bus boycott

Refusal to use bus service in Montgomery Alabama

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Little Rock nine

Nine highly intelligent students were sent to attend classes at a all-white school in Little Rock Arkansas

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Civil disobedience

Disobeying a law because of different beliefs

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Southern Christian leadership conference

Organization to achieve political and social goals through nonviolent resistance

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SNCC

Civil rights organization by college students who organized sit-in's and nonviolent protest

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Freedom riders

Blacks and whites Road interstate buses together to test southern states

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March on Washington

1963 protest. People protested in the nation's capital for civil rights legislation

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Civil rights act of 1964

Act that banned discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, or national origins

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Freedom summer

1964 campaign to register black voters in Mississippi

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Voting rights act of 1965

Act of outlawing tactics to deny African-Americans the right to vote

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Black power

The power for African-Americans to have economic and political power

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Black panther party

A group that demanded economic and political rights and was prepared to take violent action

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Civil rights act of 1968

A law that included a ban on discrimination in the sale, retail, and financing of housing based on race, religion, and sex

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Brown versus Board of Education

Decision to desegregate schools