Influential People of the Civil Rights Era

Influential People of the Civil Rights

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Question #1

Why is Thurgood Marshall important to Civil Rights?

Question #2

What action did Rosa Parks take to protest treatment of African Americans?

Question #3

How did Rosa Parks' actions inspire other people?

Question #4

How was Martin Luther King, Jr. able to change the country?

Question #5

What did President Kennedy have to do with the Civil Rights movement?

Question #6

Who was Robert F. Kennedy?

Question #7

How was President Kennedy able to help Robert get his message out to United States citizens?

Question #8

What do Martin Luther King, Jr., Robert F. Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy, Jr. all have in common?

Question #9

Who was the first African American Supreme Court Justice?

Question #10

How is the United States different today than it was in the 1960s?

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