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Southern Christian Leadership Conference
An alliance of church-based African American organizations dedicated to ending discrimination
Martin Luther King Jr.
Led the new organization
Nonviolent resistance
Required that protestors not resort to violence, even when others attacked them
Sit-ins
Demonstrators protest by sitting down in a location and refusing to leave
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
A loose association of student activists from throughout the South
Congress of Racial Equality
The success of the student sit-ins inspire this
Freedom Riders
Took bus trips through the South
T. Eugene and Connor
Blamed the freedom riders for the violence
Diane Nash
SNCC leader
James Meredith
An African American applicant
Medgar Evers
Was killed by a white assassin
Laurie Pritchett
Was prepared for the demonstrations
Civil Rights Act of 1964
Banned discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
Robert Moses
Selected McComb, Mississippi, a town of some 12,000 citizens
Council of Federated Organizations
To coordinate voter registration drives
Twenty-fourth Amendment
Which banned the payment of pol taxes as a condition for voting in federal elections
Freedom Summer
Mose's plan
Andrew Goodman
A college student from New York
James Chaney and Michael Schwerner
They just disappeared
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
COFO helped create this
Fannie Lou Hamer
An African American who had lost her job and her house when she registered to vote
Voting Rights Act
Put the entire registration process under federal control
James Farmer
1962 CORE director
Nation of Islam
People who were attracted to the views of African American organizations
Elijah Muhammad
Became it's leader
Malcolm X
A charismatic young minister
Stokely Carmicheal
SNCC
Black Power
Movement called for black seperatism
Bobby Seale worked with Huey Newton
At an antpoverty center in Oakland, California
Black Panther Party
The two created a political organization
Kerner Commission
Investigate the violence
Poor People's Campaign
That would include a march on Washington, D.C., to protest what he saw as a misuse of government spending
Ralph Abernathy
Told the marchers on their way to Capitol Hill
Busing
Sending children to schools outside of their neighborhoods
Affirmative Action
Programs to compensate for previous discrimination
University of California V. Blake
Ruled that a white man
Allan Bakke
Had been unfairly denied admission to medical school on the basis
Quotas
Reserved a fixed number of openings for certain groups of people
Carl Stokes
Was elected major U.S. City
National Black Political Convention
Some 2,700 delegates and another 4,000 people attended the convention