Leaders and Legislation of the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
Identify leaders of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and their contributions to their respective causes. How did these social pioneers forge the way for this important ratification? What legislation was relevant during these critical times?
Complete the following matrix by identifying 7 to 10 leaders or legislative events from both the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. The first leader is provided as a model.
|Leader and Associated |Date(s) |Organization and/or Cause |Contribution |
|Legislation, if any | | | |
|A. Philip Randolph |1941 |Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, which |His threat to march on Washington to protest |
| | |fought Discrimination |discriminatory treatment caused former |
| | | |President Franklin D. Roosevelt to react with |
| | | |new policies on job discrimination. |
|Thurgood Marshall |1954 |NAACP Attorney |Was the first Black man to every take case to |
| | | |Supreme court and open way for the |
| | | |desegregation process to begin. |
| |1955 |NAACP official Activist |Refuse to give her seat to a white person, got |
|Rosa Parks | |... [continues]
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