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Unformatted text preview: Chapter Five The Quest for Equality Under the Law Civil Rights : The rights or privileges that every citizen living in a nation is entitled to, including: • National origin • Religion and • Sex (known as “suspect classifications”) which are located in the equal protection and due process clauses of the Fifth and Fourteenth amendments. Slavery and its Aftermath • Reconstruction Era • Civil Rights Acts The Civil Rights Movement Rosa Parks Martin Luther King • Incident on a Montgomery Bus • Civil Disobedience Post-WW II Civil Rights Movement • Two tracks: Legal strategy and Protest strategy to address racial discrimination • Legal: lawsuits against “white primaries,” restrictive covenants in real estate transactions, public school segregation • Protest: Montgomery bus boycott (1955- 56); Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins; freedom rides; Birmingham; Selma voting rights march, etc. 1954, 1955: Brown I & Brown II...
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