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Thurgood Marshall
1938 placed a team of his best law students under the direction
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Marshall’s most stunning victory in May 7, 1954
Rosa Parks
December 1, 1955, a seamstress and an NAACP officer, took a seat in the front row of the “colored” section of a Montgomery bus.
Martin Luther King, JR
Pastor of the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, to lead the group.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Founded in 1957, King joined the ministers and civil rights leader to found this conference (SCLC)
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC
1960 Baker helped students at school
Freedom riders
was to test the United States United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia (of 1960) challenged them riding bus that were segregated
Civil Rights Act 1964
legislation In the U.S. outlawed major forms discrimination against blacks and women.
Freedom Summer
campaign in Mississippi to put in as many black voters in the campaign in 1964
Voting Rights Act 1965
landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.
De Facto Segregation
separation of races in daily life, like different bathrooms, restaurants, etc.
Malcolm X
African-American muslin minister writer for african american rights
Nation of Islam
African-American religious movement founded in Detroit, Michigan, by Wallace D. Fard Muhammad in July 1930. to improve african-AM. life
Stokely Cormichael
Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement.
Black Power
movement among people of Black African descent throughout the world, though primarily by African Americans in the United States 1965