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The fight for Civil Rights in the US

This game is designed to test your knowledge of the key terms and concepts associated with the civil rights struggle in the US during the mid 20th century.

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Civil RightsRights guaranteed to citizens by the Constitution and the laws of the United States
Civil DisobedienceNonviolent protest against unjust laws
NAACPOrganization formed in 1909, lead court challenges to segregation and continues today as a leader in the fight for racial equality.
W.E.B. DuBoisAfrican-American leader who favored formal education for blacks and helped found the NAACP
Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)Organization which organized the "freedom rides" in an effort to fight segregation on public transportation.
"Freedom Rides"Interstate trips in defiance of segregation that served as a symbolic action of equality.
Southern Christian Leadership ConferenceFounded by Martin Luther King jr. to encourage nonviolent actions and passive resistance.
Dr. Martin Luther King jr.Southern preacher and civil rights leader who urged nonviolent civil disobedience, organized marches and was assassinated in 1964.
Medgar EversMississippi representative of the NAACP who was murdered in 1963.
"Letter from a Birmingham jail"Famous correspondence of Dr. Martin Luther King jr. in which he defended his methods of civil disobedience.
Civil Rights Act of 1964Protected voting rights of all Americans, opened public facilities to all races and created a commission to protect equal access to jobs.
Voting Rights Act of 1965Ended literacy tests and authorized oversight of voting registration in suspect areas.
24th AmendmentAbolished the Poll tax in federal elections
Poll TaxA fee to be paid in order to cast a ballot in an election
Literacy TestRequired voters to qualify to vote by reading and writing.
Brown vs. Board of Education (1954)Outlawed "separate but equal" and required the integration of all US schools.
Warren Court50’s-60’s era Supreme Court noted for its rulings that expansion of civil rights and rights of the accused.
Plessy vs. Furguson (1898)Enacted the "separate but equal" doctrine and was overturned by Brown vs. Board of Education (1954)
Little RockLocation in Arkansas that was forcibly integrated by the use of Federal troops by Eisenhower.
Montgomery Bus Boycott1955 refusal of blacks to use segregated transportation.
Rosa ParksThe woman who refused to give up her seat to a white man and became a symbol of the civil rights struggle.
SegregationThe separation of peoples and facilities on the basis of race.


Joshua DeLorenzo

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