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African American Civil Rights Movement

Mr. Gorr

Overview of Civil Rights Movement in United States. There are no spaces between multiple word answers.

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3.First African American to win Best Actor Academy Award (Oscar).
6.Was killed in 1965 by member of the Nation of Islam (most likely) after become an outspoken advocate of African American rights
8.Civil Rights organization formed in Raleigh, North Carolina in 1960.
11.President who begrudgingly enforced Brown vs. Board of Education in Arkansas in 1957. Also signed Civil Rights Acts on 1957 and 1960.
18.To Hitler's dismay, he won gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Germany.
20.On which TV show did the first interacial kiss occur between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner?
21.Incoming Alabama governor ______ calls for "segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" in his inaugural address.
22.Civil Rights organization headed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
23.Inspired by his "We shall overcome" speech congress passed the __________ Rights Act of 1965. It was one of President johnson's crowning acheivments.
28.____________ elected 44th President of the United States of America, opening his victory speech with, "If there is anyone out there who still doubts that America is a place where all things are possible; who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time; who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer."
29.Miller v. Johnson the Supreme Court rules that _____________________ based on race is unconstitutional.
32.Eleven black students attend the first day of school at ________ High School in 1952, becoming the first black students in the 17 segregated states to integrate a white public school. The day occurs without incident or notice by the community.
34.Opposing the integration of schools, this was created and signed by members of the Congressional delegations of Southern states, including 19 senators and 81 members of the House of Representatives.
35.Founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale as symbols of Black Power.
36.Broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 and in many ways, began the modern Civil Rights Movement
39.Beginning in 1960 and organized by the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE), these groups of civil rights advocated rode busses into southern states with the intent of integrating interstate buses
42.Two separate mass movements of black Americans within the United States. The first lasted until WWII and the second brought large numbers of blacks into the northern cities after WWII.
43.First African American selected tot he Supreme Court.
46.Greensborough sit-in campaign was started after four African-Americans were refused service at this lunch counter in North Carolina.
47.________ _________ University lifts its ban on interracial dating in 2000.
49.Presented by Booker AT. Washington in an attempt to motivate black Americans to become economically sufficient
51.Black History __________ is founded by Professor Carter Woodson's Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History.
52.The film __________ is released in 1989 depicting African American solidiers in the Civil War. This is also the year Mr. Gorr graduated from high school
1.15 year old girl who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama fifteen months before Rosa Parks did the same thing.
2.White southerner who wrote "Black Like Me," after deliberately tanning and dying his skin to allow him to directly experience the life of the Negro in the Deep South, is published, displaying the brutality of Jim Crow segregation to a national audience.
4.Colin _____________ became first African American Chairman of the Joint Cheifs of Staff in 1989 and the first African America Secretary of State in 2001.
5.Martin lutgher King won the __________ Peace Prize in 1964. He was the youngest recipient
7.Alabama town where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat for a white woman.
9.Shirley _________ was the first African American woman to be elected to congress as well as the first African American candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.
10.James Meredith, a WWII vet, was denied entrance to University of _________________ in 1962
12.Passed Executive Order 9981 ordering the end of segregation in the Armed Forces.
13.1st American youth sports organization to desegregate.
14.Arkansas governor who used the National Guard to block integration of Little Rock Central High School.
15.NAACP worked killed in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963. His killer wasn't convicted until 1994.
16.Famous African America air combat unit was stationed here.
17.Who was the historically signifincant American born in 1971 (According to the timeline)?
19.Issued bumper stickers that read "Don't Buy Gas Where you Can't Use the Restroom."
24.Number of black students who were escorted by the 101st Airborne to school in Little Rock, Arkansas
25.Overturned Plessy vs. Ferguson. _____________ vs. Board of Education, Topeka Kansas.
26.Founded the Congress for racial Equality
27.1920's revival of black culture centered in New york City.
30.19th Century Supreme Court case that legalized the idea of separate but equal.
31.What did Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise to symbolize black power and unity after winning the gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the 1968 Summer Olympics
33.Two months after JFK gave a historic speech promoting civil rights, _______ delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington. (Initials)
37.Black teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.
38.What city was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated by James Earl Ray?
40.Race riots erupt after police officers accused of beating Rodney King are acquitted in 1992
41.Bill Cosby co-stars in _________, becoming the first black person to appear in a starring role on American television.
44.Took over as President after JFK was shot. Used Kennedy's death to reenergize civil rights agenda in Washington D.C. (Intials)
45.In ________ v. Virginia, the Supreme Court rules that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional.
48.Bloody Sunday occurred in the Alabama town in 1965 when civil rights protesters tried to cross Edmund Pettis Bridge
50.Willie O'Ree broke the color barrier in this sport in 1958.

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