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Cold War vs. Race War. Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Brown vs. Board of Education. Supreme Court Case decision that segregated schools are unequal and must desegregate Key Players: NAACP Legal Defense Team led by: Thurgood Marshall

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cold war vs race war

Cold War vs. Race War

Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s

brown vs board of education
Brown vs. Board of Education
  • Supreme Court Case decision that segregated schools are unequal and must desegregate
  • Key Players:
    • NAACP Legal Defense Team led by: Thurgood Marshall
    • NAACP Legal Defense Team from VA led by: Oliver Hill

* This included cases in Virginia and around the country

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Brown vs. Board of Education

Overturned Plessy v Ferguson

All segregated schools were ordered to desegregate

Response:

Massive Resistance. Closing some schools

Establishment of private academies

VIRGINIA

White flight from urban school systems

By interpreting its powers broadly, the Supreme Court can reshape American society

civil rights movement
Civil Rights Movement

Challenged segregation in the courts

NAACP. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

1963 March on Washington

  • “I have a dream” speech given by Martin Luther King
  • Helped influence public opinion to support civil rights legislation
  • Demonstrated the power of non-violent, mass protest
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Civil Rights Movement

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Outlawed literacy tests
  • Federal registrars were sent to the South to register voters
  • The act resulted in an increase in African American voters
  • Prohibited discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and gender
  • Desegregation public accommodations

President Lyndon Johnson played a major role in the passage of the act

essential understanding
Essential Understanding…

African Americans, working through the court system and mass protest, reshaped public opinion and secured the passage of civil rights legislation