Chapter 24 section1 The Movement Begins

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Unit 3- Civil Rights Reading Guide

Objective: The following questions will help to guide students reading and note taking through chapters 24 & 26. Please remember to read carefully and observe the textbook, sometimes you can learn more from the pictures than the words.

Chapter 24 section1 The Movement Begins

What was the response of the African American sin Montgomery after Rosa Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat on the bus in 1955? (page 746)

Define the following terms and explain their significance

Separate but equal:

De facto segregation:


Sit in:

Congress of Racial Equality:

Thurgood Marshall:

Linda Brown:

Brown v Board of Education:

Martin Luther King Jr:

Southern Christian Leadership Conference:

Crisis in Little Rock:

Civil Rights Act of 1957:

How did the ruling of Plessy v Ferguson contribute to segregation?

What role did African American churches play in the civil rights movement?

Why did President Eisenhower intervene in the civil rights controversy?

Chapter 24 Section 2 Challenging Segregation

Identify the following terms and people.

Jesse Jackson

Ella Baker

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (two roles)

Fannie Lou Hamer

Freedom Riders

Eugene “Bull” Connor

James Meredith

President Kennedy’s reaction to Mississippi Governor’s position on Meredith:

What was the goal of the Freedom Riders?

How did President Kennedy react to Bull Connor’s police tactics in Birmingham?

How did President Kennedy help the civil rights movement?

What significant legislation resulted from the March on Washington in 1963 and the death of President Kennedy in November 1963?

What is the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Who pushed this into law? List four results.

How did Dr. King lobby Congress to expand the right to participate in the democratic process?

Describe Bloody Sunday in Selma on March 7 1965.

Explain the power behind the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

How did the 24th Amendment affect African American voting rights?

How does the civil rights movement change its focus after 1965?

Chapter 24 Section 3 New Issues

What was the federal government’s response to the race riots in Los Angeles and Detroit?

How did Dr. King and SCLC leaders hope to address economic concerns?

What caused division between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the black power movement?

What were the goals of the Poor Peoples Campaign?

Chapter 26 Section 1 The Student Movement and the Counterculture

What were three reasons for the growth of the youth movement of the 1960’s?

What were the core ideals of members of the counterculture?

What lasting impact did the counterculture have on the nation?

Chapter 26 Section 2 The Feminist movement

How did WWII affect women?

What two forces helped bring the women’s’ movement to life again?

What success and failures did the women’s’ movement experience during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s?

Chapter 26 Section 3 New Approaches to Civil Rights

What were the goals of affirmative action policies?

How did Hispanic American increase their economic opportunities in the 1960’s?

What conditions led Native American to organize in the 1960’s?

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