Civil Rights

Unit 8

Supreme Court decisions and changes in government policies brought social reforms for many Americans through the Civil Rights movement.


13-15 Amendments

19th Amendment

Political Movements: African American, Chicano Mural Movement, American Indian, and Women's Movements

Compare/Contrast: MLK and Black Panther strategy (non-violent vs. violent)

Turning Points in Movement: 1968-1969 (MLK Assassination)

People & their Contributions: MLK, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, Hector P. Garcia, Betty Friedan, Thurgood Marshall, Dolores Huerta

Congressional Block of Southern Democrats: George Wallace, Orval Faubus, Lester Maddox


"I Have a Dream"

"Letter from Birmingham Jail"


the "Great Society" (+ unintended consequences)

Civil Rights Act of 1957

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Voting Rights Act of 1965

Title IX (+ unintended consequences)

Affirmative Action (+ unintended consequences)

Court Cases:

Brown v. Board of Education

Mendez v. Westminster

Hernandez v. Texas

Delgado v. Bastrop ISD

Edgewood ISD v. Kirby

Sweatt v. Painter


increased participation of minorities in the political process