NAACP- African American civil rights organization, equality of rights of all persons, eliminate discrimination
Gunner Myrdal- Swedish scholar who wrote The American Dilemma, talked about the contradiction between racism and democracy
Thurgood Marshall- NAACP’s leading attorney, changed legal decisions, behind the scenes
Brown v. Topeka- social jurisprudence, overturned Plessy v. Ferguson, said US had to desegregate schools
Earl Warren- liberal Republican, appointed as chief justice to remove competition
Rosa Parks- Montgomery bus boycott
MLKJ- minister of Baptist Church, pacifist, non-violent, set example of moral courage and civil rights
Litter Rock- refused to integrate schools, Eisenhower sends in federal troops against the mob of whites
SCLC- Southern Christian Leadership Conference, basically like Martin Luther’s group except with violence
CORE-Congress of Racial Equality, more willing to force confrontations, James Farmer and “freedom riders” went on a bus trip to the South to riot
SNCC- Student non-violent Coordinating Committee, younger generation of blacks growing impatient
James Meredith- black applicant to segregated U of Mississippi
Letters from a Birmingham Jail- MLK’s non-violent breaking of the law, fill up jails
Malcolm X- separatist, black Muslim who emphasized black community, do whatever to gain civil rights
Civil Rights Act of 1964-barred discrimination in public, outlawed discrimination by race, religion, sex, and origin
Voting Rights Act of 1965- did away with the grandfather clause, literacy test, etc.
Black Panthers- used violence as a tool
Black Power- defiant symbol of gloved fist lifted high in air, recover the African American culture, “black and beautiful”
LBJ- vice president of JFK, kind of a really cocky douche, knew how to manipulate, supported the underdogs, and obviously from Texas
Great Society- what LBJ wanted in America, social reforms set to eliminate poverty and racial... [continues]
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