Civil Rights in the U.S. (1953-1974)

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  • U.S. Civil Rights (1953 - 1974)
    • Groups
      • National Association for Advancement of Colored People
      • Organisation of Afro-American Unity
      • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)
        • Organized freedom rides boarding buses heading South.
      • Black Panthers
        • Demands
          • Compensation for black community.
          • Black juries.
          • Freedom of blacks in white jails.
          • Exemption of blacks from Vietnam conscription.
      • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (1960)
      • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    • Constitutional Court Rulings
      • Loving v. Virginia (1967)
        • Declared that prohibiting interracial marriage is unconstitutional.
      • Boynton v. Virginia (1960)
        • Prohibited racial segregation in all waiting rooms and restaurants in bus terminals.
      • Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
        • Declared racial segregation as unconstitutional.
    • Acts
      • Equal Pay Act (1963)
        • Equitable wages regardless of race.
      • Hart-Celler Immigration Act (1965)
      • Civil Rights Act (1964)
        • Prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race.
      • Voting Rights Act (1965)
        • Gave African-Americans the right to vote.
      • Fair Housing Act (1968)
        • Banned discrimination in housing.
    • Key Events
      • Sit in movement in Greensboro (1960)
      • Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955)
      • Little Rock Nine (1957)
      • March in Washington and 'I Have A Dream' (1963)
      • Anti-segregation protests in Birmingham (1963)

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