Civil Rights Era

By: Taylor Icenberger

Sweatt v. Painter

Separate professional schools for blacks failed to meet equality.

Rosa Parks

Refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus; December 11, 1955; she was arrested and led to the Montgomery bus boycott.

Civil Rights Act of 1960

U.S. attorney general the authority to inspect local and state voting records for federal elections.
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Civil Rights Act of 1964

Banned segregation of public accomodations.
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Equal Rights Amendment

1972; prevented states and federal government from discriminating the basis of sex.
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National Organization of Women

1966; women becoming more vocal in regards to the desire for a more significant role in society. Betty Friedan
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Montgomery bus boycott

Catapulted prominence a young pastor at Montgomery Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
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