Civil rights

Civil Rights Movement

  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. (Gave blacks freedoms)
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    Jim Crow Laws

    laws passed by the U.S. that encouraged racism and segragation. Martin L. King, Malcom X, Rosa parks and others fought to remove Jim Crow Laws.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    It all started when homer a black man was jailed for sitting in a "white" car at a train station. Then another man names plessy delibrately sat in a car labled "white" he was jailed and his case went to court. Plessy v. Ferguson. his case resulted in the courts making amendments to the constitution.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    A Associate of Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and the First African American justice.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    Founded in 1909 the mission of the NAACP is to get the fair treatment of African-Americans. They fought hard during the Civil Rights movement and are still fighting today, Some members include Martin L. King.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Called "The first lady of the Civil rihgts movement" and "mother of the freedom movement" by the U.S. congress. She was a African-American civil rights activist.
  • Hector P. Garcia

    Hector P. Garcia
    A Mexican-American Physician, surgeon, World War II Veteran, Civil Rights Activist and founder of the GI Bill.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    Gave women the right to vote!
  • George Wallace

    George Wallace
    A American politician and the 45th governer of Alabama. Served two non consecutive terms.
  • Betty Friedan (The Feminine Mystique)

    Betty Friedan (The Feminine Mystique)
    A American writer, activist, and feminist. She played a key role in the womens rights movement. in t963 she write the book The Feminine Mystique ---that encousged others to join the womens rights movement.,
  • Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez
    A American farmer who was a labor leader and a civil rights activist.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr

    Martin Luther King, Jr
    An american clergyman, activist, and leadr of the African American Civil Rights movement.
  • League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

    League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
    the oldest and most respected hispanic civil rights organization
  • Dolores Huerta

    Dolores Huerta
    A labor leader and civil rights activist, who along with Ceasar Chavez co-founded the National Farmworkers Association.
  • Delgado v. Bastrop ISD

    Delgado v. Bastrop ISD
    A Court case between Delgado v. Bastrop ISD, It was a fight where one favored mexican American Student in school and one did not. They wanted to segregate these children but the other side saw it as unconstitutionsl.
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    March on Washington

    Was a massive march planned on washington. To protest the discimination of afican americans in the Army and for fair working invironments.
  • Federal Housing Authority

    Federal Housing Authority
    A government agency created at part of the National Housing Act of 1934.
  • Social Security

    Social Security
    Old age, survivors, and disability program. The social security act in 1935 was created ot help those who struggle by giving them social welfare programs.
  • Barbara Jordan

    Barbara Jordan
    A American politition and a leader in the Civil Rights movement.
  • Congress on Racial Equality (CORE)

    Congress on Racial Equality (CORE)
    founded in 1942 they used sit ins and picket lines to gain racial equality.
  • Amendment

    the process of amending by parliamentary or constitutional procedure
  • Non-Violent Protests

    Non-Violent Protests
    Used by martin L. King and other Civil right organizations to protest for civil rights. This was proved very affective. It consisted od buss boycotts, sitt ins, marches, and picketing.
  • Sweatt v. Painter

    Sweatt v. Painter
    A youg man wasnt allowed to attend a college because he was black. He fought it and found it their were laws against it!! He won.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas
    A Court case between Brown and the Bord of education. They were trying to allow blacks in white schools. On May 17, 1954 the Court Ruled to allows blacks in white schools.
  • Sonia Sotomayor

    Sonia Sotomayor
    Courts 111t justice, its first Hispanic justice and their 3rd woman.
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    Civil Rights Movement

    Was a time of boldness of people who were being dicriminated against. Women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Indians and more all stood up to protest for their rights.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    a protest event that african american started to fight for their civil rights. Rosa parks, and Martin L. King played a big part in the montgomery buss boycott.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
    A Afrin-American Civil rights organization. SCLC was very close related to their first president Martin Luther King.
  • orval faubus

    orval faubus
    The 36th Governer of Arkansas, he is known mostly for his stance against de-segregation of the Little Rock School District in 1957
  • Hernandez v. Texas, Mendez v. Westminster

    Hernandez v. Texas, Mendez v. Westminster
    Parents of african american and mexican american school children brought suit against the school district for busing ethnic Mexicans to predominantly black schools.
  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action
    known as positive discrimination in the United Kingdom, refers to policies that take factors including "race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin" into consideration in order to benefit an underrepresented group.
  • Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

    Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)
    A key organization during the Civil Rights movement. Where yout took a big place in making things happen. They founght by being called "Freedom Riders"
  • Great Society

    Great Society
    A set of government programs that were created to iliminate poverty and racial injustice.
  • 24th amendment

    24th amendment
    Prohibits anyone from making people pay to vote.
  • Eleanor Roosevelt

    Eleanor Roosevelt
    longest serving first lady of the U.S.
  • medicare

    a social insurance program that helps millions in america.
  • Civil Rights Act 1964

    Civil Rights Act 1964
    Outlawed many forms of discrimidation of racial, ethnic, national, religios minorities and women.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    gave black men the right to vote.
  • Civil Rights Act 1957

    Civil Rights Act 1957
    the gov tried to protect civil rights.
  • Head Start

    Head Start
    Head civil rights leaders such as Martin luther king were part of it, It was to become a key piece of the fight for civil rights.
  • Voting Rights Act 1965

    Voting Rights Act 1965
    outlawed discrimination of african americans.
  • Upward Bound

    Upward Bound
    A government program that is ment to help people prepare for college entrance.
  • National Organization for Women (NOW)

    National Organization for Women (NOW)
    they fight for womens rights to vote, and to fair pay. They are constantly on the look out for any thing that goes against womens rights. And will fight to uphold the law.
  • United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC)

    United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC)
    A lobor union creater by tow meging groups AWOC & NFWA. They fought for fair treatment of mexican americans and event went on strikes like "the grape strike"
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    a african american revolutionary socialist organization that took up arms to protect themselves and fight for their rights.
  • 25th Amendment

    25th Amendment
    Gave rukes about the removeval of the president and other things.
  • Militant Protest

    Militant Protest
    Was used by the "Black panther party" and Malcom X to fight for their civil rights. Militant protest included taking up arms, burning buildings, and throwing bricks.
  • American Indian Movement (AIM)

    American Indian Movement (AIM)
    began in minneapolis in te summer of 1968, when 200 people met frustrated by discrimination against native americans in the U.S.A.
  • Tinker v. De Moines

    Tinker v. De Moines
    Kids were suspended for wearing black armbands with a peace symbol to protest war.the court agued tat these did no wrong but was a silent fight. tinker a 15 yearold was one of the kids. The court ruled that what they were doing was protected under the freedom of speech act.
  • La Raza Unida (Mexican Americans United)

    La Raza Unida (Mexican Americans United)
    Founded on Jan 17, 1970 the MAU fought for better housing,jobs, ans schools for mexican-americans in the U.S.
  • 26th Amendment

    26th Amendment
    gave 18 year olds the right to vote.
  • Title IX

    Title IX
    It states
    No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson

    Lyndon Baines Johnson
    president from 1963-1969
  • Edgewood ISD v. Kirby

    Edgewood ISD v. Kirby
    This is a Trial based on School funds. They said Kirby missused school funds and discrimiated against poor students. The school one and they passed laws to try to equate the use of schools funds to all schools.