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Who organized a number of peaceful protests as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference including the famous March on Washington Martin Luther King Jr.
This person refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama Rosa Parks
A punitive ban that forbids relations with certain groups, cooperation with a policy, or the handling of goods Boycott
This is a type of protest or demonstration that generally involves a group of people walking from an assembly point to a predetermined destination March
This is a system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a form of property Slavery
The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint African American, a black American Freedom
white-skinned; of European origin Caucasian
These were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States Jim Crow Laws
The enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment Segregation
This American politician served as the 36th president of the United States from 1963 to 1969 President Lyndon B Johnson
13-month mass protest that ended with the U.S. Supreme Court saying that Segregation on busses was unconstitutional Montgomery Bus Boycott
This famous speach was public was delivered at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom I Have A Dream
This gourp of African American students enrolled in a central high school Little Rock Nine
This landmark was a Supreme Court Case that the justices ruled unanimously that Segregation in schools was unconstitutional Brown vs. Board Of Education

U.S. History: Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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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 Puzzle

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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

Civil Rights Crossword

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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

Civil Rights Crossword

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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

Rosa Parks Crossword Puzzle

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Description

Refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. RosaParks
One of the most successful mass movements against racial segregation. (3 words) MontgomeryBusBoycott
Civil RIghts organization founded in 1909 to fight prejudice, lynching, and Jom Crow segregation; acronym for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.) NAACP
State where Rosa Parks was born. Alabama
City where Rosa Parks died. Detroit
Law that required racial segregation. (3 words) JimCrowLaws
Enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment. Segregation
Refusal to comply with certain laws as a peaceful from of protest. (2 words) CivilDisobedience
American Baptist minister, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African American Civil Rights Movement. (3 words) MartinLutherKing
Elimination of racial segregation. Desegregation
Percent of African Americans that had a high school diploma in 1933. Seven
Rosa Parks' father's occupation. Carpenter
Rosa Parks had an issue with her teacher at Miss White's Industrial School for Girls because she was __________. White
Literacy test of United States history and government used as a qualification for voting in federal elections. (2 words) Citizenshiptest
Rosa Parks' mother's occupation. Teacher
Key word on the moveable sign used to reserve sections for whites on buses during the era of segregation. Colored
State in which the Montgomery Bus Boycott took place. Alabama
Time in history where equal treatment for all, especially African Americans, was strived for. (3 words) CivilRightsMovement

Civil Rights movement Crossword

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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 Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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Description

Laws that enforced segregation between white and black people Jim Crow
____ clauses stated if your ancestors could vote before the Civil War Grandfather
Laws even more harsher than Jim Crow Laws Black Codes
Jim Crow laws were enforced after ______ era Reconstruction
____ bus boycott brought attention to end racial segregation Montgomery
This lady started the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks
Who led the Montgomery Improvement Association? Martin Luther King Jr
Year the Boycott ended 1956
Series of protest against racial segregation in Birmingham Birmingham Campaign
"C" in Project C standed for ____ Confrontation
Birmingham politician that opposed the protests Bull Connor
famous Letter Martin Luther King Jr wrote in Jail Letter from Birmingham Jail
____ Rights Act created in 1964 Civil
President that began to create new civil rights bill, but was assassinated John F Kennedy
President that took over after the assassination of JFK Lyndon Johnson
Title 1 made ___ requirements the same for all people Voting
Martin was known for leading this form of protest Non Violent
What was the famous speech MLKJr gave I have a dream
March on ______ Washington
MLKJr was a civil rights _____ activist
University of _____ turned away Marshall because of his race Maryland
Famous case Marshall led about the opposition of school segregation Brown V. Board of Education
Marshall became justice for the ____ court Supreme
Marshall became a ______ for the NAACP Chief Counsel
What era hit Cesar and his family the most Great Depression
Cesar helped latinos in ______ organization Community service
Cesar started a union for _____ Farm workers Migrant
Cesar formed a ____ against grape farmers strike
March that forced the Cherokee to move west Trail of Tears
___ Act that denied native american tribes as independent nations Appropriation
___ amendment states all people born in U.S are citizens fourteenth
Act that gave Native Americans civil rights (freedom of speech/press,etc) Indian Civil rights
___ Rights movement protected the civil rights/ equal opportunities for the Disabled Disability
Architectural ___ act: federal buildings accessible for physical disabled Barriers
Rehabilitation act of 1973, allowed ___ openings for disabled Job
Disibilities limits ___ activities Life

The Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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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

The Civil Rights Movement Vocabulary Crossword

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Description

A court case that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities as long as the segregated facilities were equal in quality – a doctrine that came to be known a “separate but equal” Plessy v. Ferguson
The refusal to comply with certain laws as a peaceful form of protest Civil Disobedience
A landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of Education
Political demonstration held in Washington D.C., in 1963 by civil rights leaders to protest racial discrimination and to show support for major civil rights legislation that was pending in Congress, site of Martin Luther King’s famous “I have a dream…” speech March on Washington
A landmark in civil rights signed into a law by Lyndon. B. Johnson in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin Civil Rights Act of 1964
The enforced separation of different racial groups Segregation
In 1955, a black seamstress from Montgomery, Alabama, refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery city bus to a white person, as she was legally required to do and her actions sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott Rosa Parks
An influential lawyer for the NAACP during the Civil Rights Movement, his best known case was winning Brown vs. the Board of Education , he later became the first African American Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall
A speech delivered by African civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28th,1963 in Washington D.C., he calls for an end to racism in the United States and called for civil and economic rights. I Have a Dream speech
A landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students to be unconstitutional. Brown v. Board of Education

Civil Rights Movement Crossword

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Description

court case that has to do with "seperate but equal" Plessy v Ferguson
Students wore black wristbands to protest discrimination Sweatt V Painter
was instrumental in ending legal segregation and became the first African-American justice of the Supreme Court. Thurgood Marshall
state and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States Jim Crow Laws
federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity Title lX
aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex Equal Pay Act
ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin Civil Rights Act
Laws that prohibit discrimination in the work place Equal Employment
Student could not get into UT because he was Black Brown v Board
admission policies that provide equal access to education for those groups that have been historically excluded Affirmative Action
prohibits any poll tax in elections for federal officials. 24th Amendment
case against abortion Roe v Wade
challenged segregation in Orange County, California Mendez v Westminister
made the segregation of children of Mexican descent in Texas illegal Delgado v Bastrop
the first and only Mexican-American civil-rights case heard and decided by the United States Supreme Court during the post-World War II period Hernandez v Texas
Court ruled that members of both houses of a state legislature must be chosen from districts approximately equal in population. White v Regester
concerning public school finances Edgewood v Kirby