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Defining characteristics of the Civil Rights Era

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Jackie Jackson

on 9 April 2014

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Transcript of Defining characteristics of the Civil Rights Era

Founded by Dr.. Hector Garcia
Dr Garcia was born in Mexico
fought for the US in WWII
settled in Corpus Christi the forum started in an elementary school classroon This forum helped Veteran's (Mexican Americans) to have access to eduction and health care
GI Forum

Lyndon Johnson
Henry B. Gonzalez
born in San Antonio Texas
Democrat from Texas
was a member of the San Antonio city council
ran for Lyndon B. Johnson seat on the Senate and won
while there worked on healthcare, housing and justice

Defining characteristics of the Civil Rights Era
James Farmer
was born in Marshall Texas
established the Freedom rides after the bus bombing in Alabama
freedom rides are a mode of transportation instead of the bus which was segregated
worked on Chicago eatery sit ins
people would sit in restaurants in protest of segregation
created the Committee of Racial Equality
born in Stonewall Texas
was a Democrat from Texas
was a member of the Senate
majority leader
majority leader whip
36 President of the United States

Barbara Jordan

born in Houston Texas
unable to win election into the Texas House
first African American Woman voted into the Texas Senate
served one day as the governor of Texas
was elected to Congress to represent Texas
Civil Rights Act of 1964

signed by Lyndon B. Johnson
outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public
Voting Rights Act of 1965

was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson
created to enforce the voting rights guaranteed by the 14th and 15th amendment

NAACP of Texas
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
created to help advance racial equality
League of United Latin American Citizens
created to help advance racial equality for Latin American Citizens
group of politicians who believe the government should be run like a republic
republic where all the power of the government rests with the people

a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives
State Government
policies and laws run by the state government modeled after the federal government

Phil Gramm
Republican and Democratic Congressman from Texas
works for racial equality
governor of Texas
member of the House in Texas
43rd President of the United States
No child left behind

George W. Bush
Education an Immigration

education receiving instruction

immigration coming to a foreign nation to live
Two Party system
a system where two parties are elected to political office but a third can also vote in representatives into office
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