Early Civil Right Movement
Civil Rights Movement prior to 1960's
Civil Right Movement in the 1960's
Why we can't wait
Mixed Reactions
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The Amendment that started the movement

14th

100

This era proved to be useless when it came to civil rights

Progressive

100

Examples of non-violent protests

Sit-ins, boycotts, Freedom rides

100

What does MLK think "wait" means for African Americans? 

Never

100

Which newspapers' editorials supported the decision? 

Washington post (affords. . . occasion of pride and gratification); Chicago (comparison to abomb); 

200

The Amendment that allowed African Americans into the government

15th 

200

He had a "back to Africa" stance. 

Marcus Garvey

200

The typical response to the non-violent protests

Violence

200

What metaphors does MLK use to describe segregation and living in poverty? 

airtight cage

200

Which newspaper did not support the decision? 

Jackson (never place white and negro children in the same public schools)

300

The reasons the protections under the 14th could NOT be enforced

States refused to enforce it

300

Movement in African American culture that allowed cultural expression

Harlem Renaissance

300

The events that led to the desegregation of trains and buses

Freedom Rides

300

Compare/contrast MLK's observations of progress in Asia and Africa with that in the U.S.

They jet like the U.S. is horse and buggy

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How do the tones differ? 

Washington and Chicago positive while Jackson extremely pessimistic 

400

The case that set the social standard in the U.S. 

Plessy v. Ferguson 

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The presidents that made attempts at reform but were moderately successful

Truman and Kennedy
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The reason that African Americans were not able to get any headway with regard to there new found legal rights

Southern governments and police

400

Examples of racial violence MLK includes in his letter. 

Lynch, drown, kick, kill, smothered

400

Why Chicago compare to a bomb and hydrogen bomb? 

Both major turning points historically 

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Legalized discrimination and segregation in the South

Jim Crow Laws

500

The court case that had an impact on the future of education in the U.S. 

Brown v. Board of Education 

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Outlawed taxing people to vote

24th Amendment

500

What descriptive language does MLK use to show African Americans were tired of waiting for racial equality? 

no longer willing to be plunged into the abyss of despair

500

Comparison of Washington and Jackson. 

They don't 

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