Segregation And The Jim Crow Laws

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De jure Segregation Segregation that was enforced by laws like the Jim Crow laws.

De Facto Segregation Segregation that was implied to be the law of the land, even though there were no written laws.

Thurgood Marshall Thurgood Marshall was the first nominated black justice to the Supreme Court in 1967.

Jim Crow The stage name of Thomas Dartmouth Rice, who was known on broadway for using blackface in his performances.

Segregation The separation of groups based on factors like race or differing beliefs .

NAACP National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, a group created as a civil right activists group founded by W.E.B. Dubois. Founded in 1909.

Brown v Board of Education Supreme Court case between Oliver Brown and the state of Kansas that ruled segregation unconstitutional in public schools .

Little Rock, Arkansas Nine students in Little Rock Central High School that were the first enrolled African Americans to be allowed into the school.

Montgomery bus boycott A protest against policies that kept bus lines in Alabama racially segregated. Began after Rosa PArks was arrested, lasted an entire year and was a success after almost crippling the bus line into bankruptcy.

Rosa Parks An African American woman that is considered a martyr for the civil rights movement. She was arrested after she refused to give her seat to a white man in the back of a bus. Arrested for disorderly conduct because she broke a racial segregation policy.


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