chapter 29 key terms

chapter 29 key terms - APUSH Ch 29 p 849-854 866-8 882-4...

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APUSH Kaplan Ch. # 29 p. 849-854; 866-8; 882-4 Identify/Significance of Key Civil Rights terms Emmett Till- Emmett Till was a teenager from Chicago , Illinois who was brutally murdered in Mississippi after apparently whistling at a white woman. Till's mother had an open casket funeral to let everyone see how her son had been brutally killed. His murder was one of the key events that energized the emerging Civil Rights Movement, as white and black people alike were outraged by the brutality and senselessness of the murder. Jim Crow Laws- The Jim Crow Laws were state and local laws enacted in the Southern states and enforced between 1876 and 1965. They mandated "separate but equal" status for African Americans. In reality, this led to treatment and accommodations that were almost always inferior to those provided to white Americans. The most important laws required that public schools, public places and public transportation, like trains and buses, have separate facilities for whites and blacks. The NAACP worked to abolish these laws and were successful, in theory, with the decision of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas that separate but equal was unconstitutional. In reality, however, it took longer to fully dismantle Jim Crow Laws. Plessy v. Ferguson
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