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Leaders and Legislation of the Civil Rights and Black Power
Identify leaders of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and their contributions to their
respective causes. How did these social pioneers forge the way for this important ratification?
What legislation was relevant during these critical times?
Complete the following matrix by identifying 10 leaders or legislative events from both the Civil
Rights and Black Power movements. An example is provided as a model.
Organization and/or Cause
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car
Porters, which fought
His threat to march on
Washington to protest
discriminatory treatment caused
former President Franklin D.
Roosevelt to react with new
policies on job discrimination.
With the help of some whites and
freed blacks she was able to help
free slaves from the south and
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