Civil Rights Movement

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Who led the 600 marchers in the march from Selma to Montgomery on March 7th, 1965?

John Lewis

What event is known as 'Bloody Sunday'?

The violent attack on the marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge

What legislative act expanded the protections of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 in 1960?

Civil Rights Act of 1960

What was the main purpose of the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965?

Demanding voting rights for Black people in the South

Which president signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960 into law?

Dwight D. Eisenhower

What was the immediate trigger for the violent attack on the marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge?

Marchers demanding voting rights

What methods were used by law enforcement authorities to attack the marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge?

Officers on horseback, officers with billy clubs, and spectators waving Confederate flags

Which legislation aimed to eliminate barriers to voting for Black Americans?

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Which event utilized non-violent protests to end segregation, facing violent attacks by local police?

The Birmingham Campaign

Which legislation prohibited discrimination in housing sales and finance?

Civil Rights Act of 1968

Which organization advocated for community-based solutions and self-defense against police and race-based violence?

The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Which event aimed to introduce hiring quotas for non-white laborers in federally funded construction contracts?

The Philadelphia Plan

Which legislation banned segregation in public places and employment discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and national origin?

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Which event galvanized the civil rights movement through the assassinations of key figures?

Assassinations of civil rights leaders

Which acts of violence were committed against civil rights leaders and innocent civilians?

Acts of violence, including the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing and Freedom Rider murders

Study Notes

Key Legislation and Events of the Civil Rights Movement

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned segregation in public places and employment discrimination based on race, religion, gender, and national origin
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 aimed to eliminate barriers to voting for Black Americans, such as literacy tests and poll taxes
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, prohibited discrimination in housing sales and finance
  • The Philadelphia Plan aimed to introduce hiring quotas for non-white laborers in federally funded construction contracts
  • Acts of violence, including the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing and Freedom Rider murders, were committed against civil rights leaders and innocent civilians
  • The Birmingham Campaign utilized non-violent protests to end segregation, facing violent attacks by local police
  • Assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President John F. Kennedy, and Medgar Evers galvanized the civil rights movement
  • The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, established in 1966, advocated for community-based solutions and self-defense against police and race-based violence

Test your knowledge of key legislation and events of the Civil Rights Movement with this quiz. Explore pivotal moments such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Delve into the impactful actions of civil rights leaders and organizations, as well as the tragic assassinations and acts of violence that shaped this crucial period in American history.

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