Flashcards in Vocab Deck (15):
Thur good Marshall
He went on to become Supreme Court justice
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.
Little Rock 9
It allowed 9 outstanding black students to attend central high school. These students became known as the Little Rock 9
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.
Montgomery bus boycott
Thousands of African Americans stopped riding the buses.
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.
A demonstration in which protesters sit down and refuse to leave.
To continue the struggle for civil rights, the leaders of the student protests formed the SNCC
John F. Kennedy
Won the election of 1960, he became the youngest person ever elected president of the United States.
Black and white bus riders traveled together to segregated bus stations in the south.
March on Washington
A massive demonstration for civil rights
Civil rights act of 1964
The act banned segregation in public spaces and discrimination
Voting rights act of 1965
It was a law that gave federal government powers to protect African Americans voting rights
Lyndon B. Johnson
He was quickly sworn in as president