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Worth Fighting For

Rebecca Alaniz

Civil Rights Movement

brownvboardofeducation outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin: in voting, employment, and public services
passiveresistance a large political rally that took place in Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963 *Martin Luther King Jr. deliverd his speech I Have A Dream
nationofislam a notable for his leadership of the Black Muslims and the Nation of Islam
thurgoodmarshall mandated "separate but equal" status for black Americans
civilrightsmovement an African American organization founded to promote civil rights and self-defense
rosaparks people obey a contract as though there were a law enforcing it yet there is no such law
freedomriders 1954-1968 A reform movements that aimed at abolishing public and private acts of racial discrimination and racism against African Americans
marchonwashington / a policy or a program of increasing the representation of certain designated groups allegedly seeking to redress discrimination or bias through active measures
mohandaskghandi (NWP), was a women's organization founded in 1913 that fought for women's rights during the early 20th century
elijahmuhammad civil rights ativast who refused to give up her seat to a white man
stokelycarmichael India's non-violent protester
votingrightsactof1965 an African American writer best known for his works for theatre and poetry
affirmativeactionprograms / United States Supreme Court decision in the jurisprudence of the United States, upholding segregation and the constitutionality of the "separate but equal" doctrine.
amiribaraka (NOI) is a religious and social/political organization founded in the United States by Wallace Fard Muhammad in 1930 with an aim of resurrecting the spiritual, mental, social, and economic condition of the black men and women of America and the rest of the world
medgarevers civil rights activist that led a civil rights march, the March Against Fear from Memphis, Tennessee to Jackson, Mississippi in 1966 and was wounded by sniper Aubrey James Norvell on June 6
jimcrowlaws outlawed the requirement that would-be voters in the United States take literacy tests to qualify to register to vote
sitin the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States
defactosegregation the president of the Regional Council of Negro Leadership (RCNL), a civil rights and pro self-help organization
civilrightsactof1964 also known as Kwame Ture, was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s; first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party.
jamesmeredith nonviolent resistance
plessyvferguson a form of direct action that involves one or more persons nonviolently occupying an area for protest
nationalwomansparty the establishment of separate public schools for black and white students inherently unequal
blackpantherparty people who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the outlawed racial segregation in interstate transportation facilities

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