civil rights movement vocab (Plessy v. Ferguson 1896:case in which the U…
civil rights movement vocab
Plessy v. Ferguson 1896:
case in which the U.S. Supreme Court, on May 18, 1896, by a seven-to-one majority (one justice did not participate), advanced the controversial “separate but equal” doctrine for assessing the constitutionality of racial segregation
Executive Order 1948
was an executive order issued on July 26, 1948, by President Harry S. Truman. It abolished racial discrimination in the United States Armed Forces and eventually led to the end of segregation in the services.
Brown vs Board of Education 1952
landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional.
Montgomery Bus Boycotts 1955
The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit.
Desegregation of buses 1956
Supreme Court upheld the district court's ruling, ruling that segregation on public buses and transportation was against the law
Little rock nine 1957
The Little Rock Nine was a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957
(Jan. 15, 1957 (southern christian leadership conference) African-American civil rights organization.
Sit-In Movement 1960
A form of nonviolent protest, employed during the 1960's in the civil rights movement
Affirmative action (Mar 6, 1961)
employment equity in Canada and South Africa,
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Describe the successes of the Civil Rights Movement.
The outcome of the civil rights movement led to African Americans being allowed to vote, brought an end to school segregation and gave them more freedom. Not only could African Americans attend the same schools as whites but could go to the same bathrooms, restaurants and almost everywhere without designated signs. The civil rights movement gave African Americans the right to vote and it made them feel like their voice was heard.
How did African Americans fight for their rights during the Civil Rights Movement from 1955-1965?
The black panthers were fighting because they were discriminated and treated different than others, they start to fight against racism especially on the south, they had to use violence to defend their rights.