Quiz 3 English TIimeline

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Match the event with the year it occurred:

Executive Order 9981 to end segregation in the Armed Services = 1948 Brown v. Board of Education decision = 1954 Emmett Till's murder in Mississippi = 1955 Rosa Parks' bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama = 1955

Match the event with the significant outcome:

Emmett Till's murder in Mississippi = Brings international attention to civil rights movement Rosa Parks' bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama = Prompts a year-long protest against racial discrimination Little Rock Nine blocked from integrating into school = Federal troops sent to escort students Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law = Helps protect voter rights

Match the individual with their role in the civil rights movement:

Rosa Parks = Refused to give up her seat on a bus Emmett Till = Brutally murdered in Mississippi Martin Luther King Jr. = Coordinator of nonviolent protests Dwight D. Eisenhower = Sent federal troops to escort students at Little Rock Central High School

Match the location with the event that took place:

Montgomery, Alabama = Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus Atlanta, Georgia = Meeting of Black pastors and civil rights leaders to coordinate protests Little Rock, Arkansas = 'Little Rock Nine' students blocked from integrating into school Mississippi = Emmett Till's brutal murder

Match the event with the action taken in response:

Rosa Parks' bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama = Year-long protest against racial discrimination Little Rock Nine blocked from integrating into school = Federal troops sent to escort students Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law = Helps protect voter rights Brown v. Board of Education decision = Effectively ends racial segregation in public schools

Match the event with its impact on society:

Emmett Till's murder in Mississippi = Brings international attention to civil rights movement Rosa Parks' bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama = Prompts a year-long protest against racial discrimination Eisenhower signs Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law = Helps protect voter rights Executive Order 9981 to end segregation in the Armed Services = Sets precedent for desegregation

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Desegregation in the US Military

  • President Harry Truman issues Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, to end segregation in the Armed Services.

Landmark Supreme Court Case

  • The Supreme Court decides on Brown v. Board of Education on May 17, 1954, effectively ending racial segregation in public schools.

Emmett Till Murder

  • Emmett Till, a 14-year-old from Chicago, is brutally murdered in Mississippi on August 28, 1955, for allegedly flirting with a white woman.
  • Till's murderers are acquitted, and the case brings international attention to the civil rights movement after Jet magazine publishes a photo of Till's beaten body at his open-casket funeral.

Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Alabama bus on December 1, 1955.
  • Parks' defiant stance prompts a year-long Montgomery bus boycott.

Organizing Nonviolent Protests

  • Sixty Black pastors and civil rights leaders, including Martin Luther King Jr., meet in Atlanta, Georgia on January 10-11, 1957, to coordinate nonviolent protests against racial discrimination and segregation.

Integration of Little Rock Central High School

  • Nine Black students known as the "Little Rock Nine" are blocked from integrating into Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 4, 1957.
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower eventually sends federal troops to escort the students, but they continue to be harassed.

Civil Rights Act of 1957

  • President Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law on September 9, 1957, to help protect voter rights.

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