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Review Sheet for Civil Rights Exam


Civil Rights 1940s and 1950s


1.      Civil Rights – Jackie Robinson, A. Philip Randolph, Rosa Parks, E.D. Nixon, Martin Luther King, Jr., SCLC, “Southern Manifesto”

2.      Little Rock and Central High

3.      Brown v. Board of Education

4.      Beatniks

5.      Levittowns

6.      Betty Friedan



Civil Rights 1960s and 1970s


1.      Lyndon Johnson and The Great Society – what it was and what it focused on

2.      SDS and its move to more radical groups –

a.       Splintering of SDS - The Weathermen, Yippies, and Counterculture

b.      War protests – why and who did it

3.      AIM

a.       Specific examples of what AIM did

4.      Cesar Chavez and the UFW movement – methods and strategies

5.      Women’s rights – NOW and the development of an equal rights movement

6.      Woodstock Music Festival

7.      Immigration Act of 1965

8.      Civil Rights – Selma, Birmingham, March on Washington, Black Panthers, Bayard Rustin

9.      Civil Rights laws – Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Voting Rights Act

10.  SNCC – Ella Baker, Diane Nash, sit-ins

11.  Malcolm X

12.  Harvey Milk and the fight for gay rights in California

13.  Reaction of conservatives to the Civil Rights Movements:

1.  Hard Hat Riots

2.  Attica Prison

3.  Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg and the Boston forced busing incident

4.  Rise of disco as a response