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Civil Rights Movement

Brown VS Board of Education-The Brown vs Board of Education case was a case that was in supreme court about letting black children go to school with white children. The supreme court ruled that this was unconstitutional and it needs to be changed. The schools would not be segregated. This effected us because the schools were now not separated and now everything was equal and the children could all go to school together here in North Carolina.

The Greensboro Sit-ins-The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of non-violent protests where people would sit-in at places that only served white people, and they would sit until they got served, which was sometimes never. This caused black people to get the right to eat at these sit-ins.

Pearsall Plan-The Pearsall Plan was a piece of legislation in the American state of North Carolina, developed in 1954-1956, to address the issue of the racial desgregation of the state's schools. This declared that segregation in schools was unconstitutional.

Jackie Robinson-Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson was an American baseball player who became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball. Lots of African-American people in North Carolina were inspired by his greatness.

Martin Luther King Jr.-Martin Luther King, Jr. was an American pastor, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King Jr. had many speeches that motivated people to stand up for their rights. This Impacted people in North caolina because now black people would stand up for their rights, and listen to Martin Luther King Jr., and do everything that he says.

Macolm X-Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, was an African-American Muslim minister and a human rights activist who stood up for african-american rights. He inspired nots of people in North Carolina, and lots of black people in North Carolina listened to him and were inspired to stand up for their rights.

Maynard Jackson-Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr., was an American politician, a member of the Democratic Party, and the first African American mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, serving three terms. He was one of the first black polititians in the United States. This motivated black people in North Carolina to be polititians.

Rosa Parks-Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, who would not stand up on a bus so that a white person could not sit down. This was against the rules, this ended up causing black people to boycott the bus system, and later got their right to sit where they want on the bus. This effected poeple in North Carolina because now black people could sit where they wanted to on the bus, and it was just yet another step farther in the civil rights movement.

Civil Rights Act 1964-The Civil Rights Act of 1964. A federal law that authorized federal action against segregation in public facilities, and employment, meaning bussinesses had to now be fair to balck people, which means that now black people would have an equal chance to get a job as white people. This had an impact on North Carolina because now black people could get better jobs here in North Carolina, and they would have an equal oppertunity to get those jobs to white people.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott-The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event during the civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public bus system of Montgomery, Alabama.

March on Washington 1963-The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom or "The Great March on Washington", as styled in a sound recording released after the event, was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans. This later motivated people in North Carolina to also stand up for their rights, and that it did not matter what skin color you were.

Voting Rights Act 1965-Voting Rights Act of 1965. An act to enforce the fifteenth amendment to the Constitution of the United States, and for other purposes. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits discrimination in voting. This means that black people in North Carolina could now vote with no decrimination.

The "I have a dream" speech-This was a speech done by Martin Luther King Jr., which thousands of people attended of all races. This was one of the greatest speeches about the civil rights movement. This effectd North Carolina because now lots of people of all races were standing up and speaking out.

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