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In 1957 the Supreme Court ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional in _______ case

Brown V. Board of Education

The Brown V. Board of Education case overturned ______ case

It overturned the 1896 Plessy V. Ferguson ruling that sanctioned "separate but equal"

______ argued the Brown V. Board of Education case on behalf of the NAACP

Thurgood Marshall

On December 1st 1955 ______ refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger defying a southern of the time

Rosa Parks. She was arrested. The Montgomery black community launched a bus boycott which lasted for more than a year until the buses were desegregated on December 21st 1956

The southern Christian Leadership Conference was established by ______

Martin Luther King, Charles K. Steele, and Fred L. Shuttlesworth. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference became a major force in organizing the civil rights movement

On February 1st 1960 _______ students from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College begun a sit-in at a segregated Woolworths

Four Black students. They were refused service. This event triggered more sit-ins

On April 16th 1963 _______ was arrested and jailed for anti-segregation protests in Birmingham

Martin Luther King

While in jail Martin Luther King wrote ______ arguing that people have the moral right to disobey unjust laws

Letters from Birmingham jail

In Washington D.C on August 28th 1963 about 200,000 people participated on the "march on Washington" to listen to Martin Luther King deliver his famous ______ speech

I have a dream speech

On January 23rd 1964 ______ signed the Civil rights Act of 1964

President Johnson

What was the significance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

It prohibited discrimination due to color, race, religion or national origin. It also gave the federal government the power to enforce desegregation

What was the significance of Loving V. Virginia?

the Supreme Court rules that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional

______ signed the Civil Rights Acts of 1968

President Johnson

What was the significance of the Civil Rights Acts of 1968?

It prohibited discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing

_______ and ______ founded the black Panthers

Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton