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1

Thur good Marshall

He went on to become Supreme Court justice

2

Brown v. Board of education

In early 1950s, five school segregation cases from Delaware, Kansas, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., came together and was named this.

3

Little Rock 9

It allowed 9 outstanding black students to attend central high school. These students became known as the Little Rock 9

4

Rosa parks

NAACP worker named Rosa parks boarded a bus and sat in the front row of the section reserved or black passengers. When the bus became full, the driver told parks and three others to give their seats to white passengers. Parks refused. The bus driver called the police, and parks went to jail.

5

Montgomery bus boycott

Thousands of African Americans stopped riding the buses.

6

Martin Luther king jr.

He was a young baptist minister. He had already had a reputation as a powerful speaker whose words could motivate and inspire listeners.

7

Sit-in

A demonstration in which protesters sit down and refuse to leave.

8

SNCC

To continue the struggle for civil rights, the leaders of the student protests formed the SNCC

9

John F. Kennedy

Won the election of 1960, he became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States.

10

Freedom rides

Black and white bus riders traveled together to segregated bus stations in the south.

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March on Washington

A massive demonstration for civil rights

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Civil rights act of 1964

The act banned segregation in public spaces and discrimination

13

Voting rights act of 1965

It was a law that gave federal government powers to protect African Americans voting rights

14

Lyndon B. Johnson

He was quickly sworn in as president

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Great society

A program of domestic reforms