Type
Crossword
Description

African American who lead the Selma to Montgomery march King
16 president of the U.S Abraham Lincoln
African American who was arrested for not getting off the bus Parks
Right to vote that can't be denied 15 amendment
To be treated like everyone else Equality
Act of making a strong public expression or disagreement Protest
Anti-Black Laws Jim Crow Laws
March in Selma January 22, 1905 that caused a lot of deaths Bloody Sunday
Chemical weapon causing skin irritation, vomiting, and pain Tear Gas
express and objection to what someone has said or done Boycott
A law passed at the time of the civil rights movement Voting Rights
The enforced separation of different racial groups in a country community or establishment Segregation
The action or process of integrating Integration
Eliminated literacy test that had stop African Americans from voting Voting Rights Act of 1965
Can not be taken away or denied Unalienable Rights

U.S. History: Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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Crossword
Description

arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus Rosa Parks
first black justice on the Supreme Court Thurgood Marshall
student non-violent coordinating committee SNCC
formed to use activism and non-violent protest to bring an end to segregation SCLC
law designed to help end formal and informal barriers to African American suffrage (1965) Voting Rights Act
made racial, religious, and sex discrimination by employers illegal (1964) Civil Rights Act
rode on interstate buses into the segregated southern U.S. to test the ruling of unsegregated public places Freedom Riders
overturned Plessy v. Ferguson Brown v Board
boycott of city buses led by Dr. MLK Montgomery Bus Boycott
segregation imposed by law de jure
segregation resulting from economic or social conditions or personal choice de facto
state level legal codes of segregation, such as literacy tests and poll taxes Jim Crow Laws
led black community to peaceful nonviolence protests against the injustices they faced MLK
association founded in 1909 to work for racial equality NAACP
activist in civil rights; leader of SNCC Stokely Carmichael
1963 demonstration in which more than 200,000 people rallied for economic equality and civil rights March on Washington
organization of militant African Americans founded in 1966 Black Panthers
social movement in the U.S. in which people organized to demand equal rights for African Americans and other minorities Civil Rights Movement
required citizens of a state to pay a special tax in order to vote poll taxes
first black major league baseball player Jackie Robinson
Arkansas governor Orval Faubus called the National Guard to keep black students from enrolling in Little Rock's Central High School; President Eisenhower sent the Army to force integration for the students Little Rock Nine
organized the United Farm Workers Cesar Chavez

Civil Rights Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Laws that segregated African Americans Segregation but Equal
Segregation by custom and tradition De facto segregation
something that is built, installed, or established to serve a particular prupose Facility
Major black civil rights activist who was assassinated Martin Luther King Jr
Helped African Americans ride public transportation Montgomery Bus Boycott
An agricultural estate worked by laborers Plantations
Agreeing with standards of proper behavior, good state, or morality Decent
Making s statement based on a personal knowledge or belief Testifying
A person who asks for votes, contributions, or supports to determine public opinion Canvassers
To sit next to or in contract with Adjoining
Unable to cure Incurable
African Americans had to ___________ to vote Register
The president at the time. Then was assassinated for his beliefs JFK
where MLK gave his "I Had a Dream" speech The March on Washington
An attempt to kill a bill by having a group of senators taking turns speaking so that a vote cannot take place Filibuster
A motion that ends debate and calls for an immediate vote Cloture
President after JFK died and major civil rights activist Lyndon B. Johnson
Prejiduce or discrimination against a person because of their beliefs Racism
The mobilization of the political and economic power of African Americans Black Power
Inspirational/key role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks

The Civil Rights Movement Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A law that Established a Federal Civil Rights Commission. Civil Rights Act Of 1957
An African American semstress who would Not give up her seat on a bus to a white person Rosa Parks
A leading figure when it comes to Civil Rights (Chief Justice) Earl Warren
A baptist minister who helped lead the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr
A movement of young Civil Rights activist founded in 1960 SNCC
A protest between blacks and whites to ban segregation on the interstate busses Freedom Ride
Over 200,000 people rallied for Economic Equality and Civil Rightd because of Discrimination March on Washington
Discrimination was outlawed in public places and for enployment Civil Rights Act of 1964
Try to register African American voters in Mississippi Freedom Summer
A religious organization that advocated seperation of the race held by African Americans Nation of Islam
A movement that urged African Americans to use collective political and economic power to gain equal power Black Power
An organization of militant that African Americans were found in Black Panthers

From Reconstruction to Obama Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Name of historical period from 1865 to 1877 Reconstruction
President who signed Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln
What did Emancipation Proclamation do? Freed slaves
President before Barack Obama George Bush
First African American to run for Democratic nomination for president Shirley Chisolm
First African American elected to United State Senate Hiram Revels
He ran to be the Democratice presidential candidate in 2004 Al Sharpton
He organized the 1963 March on Washington APhilip Randolph
Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregated schools was Brown vs________ Board of Education
The organization that upheld the rights of freed slaves during Reconstruction Freedman's Bureau
Political Party that created Emancipation Proclamation Republican
1964 Republican candidate who voted against the Civil Rights Act Barry Goldwater
State in which the Little Rock 9 integrated Central HIgh School Arkansas
This 1865 amendment abolished slavery Thirteenth
This Supreme Court ruling declared that African American could not be citizens Dred Scot Decision
These Southern laws created "separate but equal" status for African Americans Jim Crow Laws
To deny people the right to vote is __________________ Disenfranchisement
The Civil Rights Movement use this tactic to achieve their goals Nonviolent resistance
Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale founded this group Black Panther Party
In 1964,Malcolm X spoke at a rally and called for freedom, justice, and equality "by any means ____________" Necessary
14 year old boy killed in Mississippi for allegedly flirting with a white woman Emmett Till
Only State where people voted to create Martin Luther King Day Arizona
First African American elected to United State Senate after Reconstruction Edward Brooke
Name of white suprememist groups organized during Reconstruction Ku Klux Klan
The 1964 Civil Rights Act outlawed ____________based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin Discrimination
Voting Rights Act of 1965 prohibited discrimination in ___________. Voting
African American lady whose refusal to giver up her seat on the bus and started the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks
African Amrican who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 Jesse Jackson
Presidential Candidate who started African American switch from Republican to Democratic Franklin Roosevelt
African American military pilots and bombers who fought in World War II Tuskegee Airmen
African-American mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the moon Katherine Johnson
San Francisco 49ers player who has refused to stand for the national athem Colin Kaepernick
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi created this group after the murder of Trayvon Martin Black Lives Matter
Americans who believe that President Obama is not a U. S. citizen Birthers
The term used to say that the election of Barack Obama ended racism Post Racial
Term used to explain privileges that automatically benefit white people White privilege
$7.25 per hour Federal minimum wage
$10.00 per hour Arizona minimum wage
Major causes of African American economic inequality Unemployment
Per cent of African American unemployed under President Bush Nine
Per Cent of African Americans unemployed in 2015 Fourteen
An executive (by president or governor) order that cancels a conviction of a crime Commutation
An executive order (by president or governor) that shortens a sentence Pardon
President who has issued the most pardons and commutations Obama
The types of offenses committed by most of the people pardoned by President Obama nonviolent drug offenses

The Civil Rights Movement Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

to forbid or to prevent by law prohibit
to abstain from buying or using products boycott
to separate by group, race, religion segregation
to hold out against, to give in without resistance endure
to eliminate or get rid of racial segregation desegregation
to refrain from, strive against, or oppose resistance
to challenge the power, resist boldly defy
a small group or part of society minority
a person that fights for the rights of others activist
to bring together or combine integrate
to break a law violation
a demonstration to go against something or show disapproval protest
the condition of having little to no money, or means of support poverty
forbidden by law illegal
equal or fair rights civil rights
the month of Dr. MLK's birthday January
city where Dr. MLK was killed Memphis
the number of children Dr. MLK had four
the month Dr. MLK died April
an organization that fought for the rights of African Americans NAACP
The city where Dr. MLK was from Atlanta
the type of protest that Dr. MLK believed in nonviolent
the name of Dr. MLK's wife Coretta
refused to give up her seat on a bus Rosa Parks
city where Dr. MLK got his first preaching job Montgomery

Civil Rights Movement Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What set of segregation laws were created in 1870? Jim Crow Laws
Martin Luther King Jr's speech was titled _____________. I Have a Dream
200,000 African Americans gather on _______________________ for the March on Washington. August 28 1963
The Montgomery Bus Boycott lasted until the ________ of Rosa Parks. Trial
Who sued the School Board because their child was denied admittance to an all white school? Oliver Brown
Who signed the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1968? Johnson
What created the idea of "separate, but equal?" Plessy v Ferguson
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People NAACP
Who broke the color barrier in major league baseball? Jackie Robinson
(Bonus) What team was Jackie Robinson signed to? Brooklyn Dodgers

Civil Rights Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Breaking down of racial separation Desegregation
Congress of Racial Equality CORE
A black woman who refused to move to the back of the bus Rosa Parks
President Eisenhower sends troops to this high school Little Rock
Rosa didn't move to the back of the bus in Montgomery Alabama
Four black college students began _____ at lunch Sit ins
"I have a dream..." Martin Luther King Jr
The speech delivered to hundreds at the March on Washington
Black men and women walked fifty-four miles which created the Bloody Sunday
African American Civil Rights SCLC
Who was the first African American to graduate from Little Rock High School? Ernst Green
In the University of Mississippi _____, the first black man to attend James Meredith
Emmett Till was from Chicago
Who was killed after trying to protect his mother and grandfather? Jimmie Lee Jackson
Who was chosen to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott MLKJR
/Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman's deaths brought National Attention
Former NAACP worker Thurgood Marshall
Crime committed because of a persons race, religion, or sex Hate Crime
Little Rock nine got put into school because of this movement NAACP
Activists who rode on a bus that were segregated Freedom Riders
A committee that included many different Civil rights movements founded by the SCLC SNCC
Girl who was expelled before her first class at U of A Autherine Lucy
Killing someone without giving them a legal trial Lynching
Providing equal pay to everyone no matter their race or gender Pay Equity
Separating certain races from every other race Segregation
A racist group KKK
Thinking or believing that one race is better than the rest Racism
Law separating blacks from whites Jim Crow
The act or practice rather than the category of an individual Discrimination
Supreme Court saying that schools cannot segregate Brown v Board

Civil Rights Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

State level legal codes of segregation, such as literacy requirements and poll taxes Jim Crow Laws
In 1955, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, Dr. Martin L. King led a boycott of city busses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal. Montgomery Bus Boycott
a 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal Plessy v. Ferguson
Nonviolent protests in which a person sits and refuses to leave Sit-in
The prejudice that members of one race are superior to members of other races racism
1955 a 14 year old black boy said "Bye, Baby" to a white woman in Mississippi. In response, he was brutally murdered Emmett Till
The intermixing of people or groups previously segregated Integration
the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus The little Rock Crisis
United States civil rights leader whose college registration caused riots in traditionally segregated Mississippi (born in 1933) James Meredith
American civil rights lawyer, first black justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall was a tireless advocate for the rights of minorities and the poor Thurgood Marshall
Refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. After she was jailed, the Montgomery bus boycott was organized Rosa Parks
U.S. Baptist minister and civil rights leader. A noted orator, he opposed discrimination against blacks by organizing nonviolent resistance and peaceful mass demonstrations. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Nobel Peace Prize (1964) Martin Luther King Jr
An organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality CORE
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, churches link together to inform blacks about changes in the Civil Rights Movement, led by MLK Jr., was a success SCLC
the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization founded on February 12, 1909, that works to obtain equal rights for all Americans NAACP
to end the separation of two groups of people, or to free of laws or practices that have maintained this separation, in an area or facility desegregate
biasedly treating one person or one group differently from others based on something other than merit discrimination
preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience prejudice
President Mandated desegregation of the interstate system John F. Kennedy
incident in which nine African-American students were prevented from attending Little Rock Central High in 1957 during the Civil Rights Movement Little rock nine
The amendment that ended slavery 13th
Southern laws designed to restrict the rights of the newly freed black slaves Black codes
was an African-American revolutionary organization established to promote Black Power, and by extension self-defense (using arms) for blacks. It was active in the United States from the mid-1960s into the 1970s The Black Panthers
It outlawed taxing voters, i.e. poll taxes, at presidential or congressional elections, as an effort to remove barriers to Black voters 14th amendment
segregation by custom de facto
a key leader in India's struggle for independence, inspired MLK to give speaches in blacks civil rights and encourage them to remain nonviolent Ghandi

tic tac toe Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

granted african americans the right to vote 15th amendment
terrorist group made o confederate soldiers Ku Klux Klan
was enacted on july 2nd Civil Rights Act
was a democratic politician from georgia Herman Talmedge
provide us military aid to foreign nations during WW2 lend lease act
was an american politician , diplomat,activist, and pastor of georgia andrew young
another name for the first ten amendments the bill of rights
the first black student admitted to emory university Hamilton holmes
bug that destroyed cotton boll weevil
Majority of white men must swear loyalty to the Union, must ratify the 13th Amendment and former confederate officials may vote and hold office johnson plan
a landmark piece of civil rights legislation civil rights act of 1964
Abolished Slavery 13th amendment
says all people born in america have the rights to vote exc. 14th amendment
citizens cannot be denied the right to vote race or ethnicity 15th amendment
Segregation Forced separation of whites and African Americans in public places segregation
gave food clothing and shelter to former slaves freedmans bureua
a person who is against slavery abolititionist
system of farming in which a person rents land to farm from a planter tenant farming
A system used on southern farms after the Civil War in which farmers worked land owned by someone else in return for a small portion of the crops sharecropping
Laws denying most rights to newly freed slaves; passed by southern states following the Civil War black codes
laws created to separate blacks from whites jim crow laws
a 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal plessy vs. ferguson
first African american mayor of Atlanta Maynard jackson

I Have A Dream Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

She sat down for her rights Parks
President from 1960-63 Kennedy
MLK birthplace Atlanta
Selma marchers went here Montgomery
___________ Rights Act (1965) Voting
"...they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their _______." character
city of the "I Have A Dream" speech Washington
MLK won in 1964, ______ ______ prize nobel peace
MLK nominated the 1963 "Man of the Year" by ________ Magazine Time
they rode buses to oppose segregation Freedom Riders
enacted under Ike (1957) & LBJ (1964) civil rights act
MLK jailed here Birmingham
MLK met in India, 1959 Ghandi
National Guard enforced at Univ of Alabama, June 1963 desegregation