intentional breaking of a law in a nonviolent or passive manner
Civil Rights Movement –
social movement of the 1950s and 1960s to establish equality and civil rights for African
acceptance and equal access for all people into a group or place
enforced separation of groups
Social activism –
use of direct action to bring about social change
7.03: Minority Rights: The Big Ideas
How were the Civil Rights Movement and other social movements of the 1960s similar?
They all used sit-ins,
boycotts, and marches.
How were women viewed by most of society in the 1950s? How did this change in the 1960s?
In the 50s, a
woman’s place was viewed at home, rearing children, and tending to her husband. In the 60s, it began to
become the norm for women to have jobs equal to those of men.
Who were the United Farm Workers? How did they fight for their cause?
Labor union formed by Cesar Chavez.
Part of the Delano Grape Strike. Signed contracts with different companies agreeing to better working conditions
for various groups of workers across the country
What was the Native American Power movement?
Native Americans formed NCAI. Native Americans marched
and did “fish-ins”
How did life change for Native Americans in 1953?
Congress passed a law that ended the status of Native
Americans as wards of the U.S. and required ending the reservation system and special services to Native
American tribes. It also approved a voluntary relocation program to urban areas that would assist Native
Americans with finding jobs and places to live.
What did Native Americans gain through social activism in the 1960s and early 1970s?
In 1968, the Supreme Court
ruled states couldn’t take away Native American rights to hunt and fish on lands they received through past
National Organization for Women (NOW): wanted to
force the government to enforce employment section
of 1964 Civil Rights Act
Betty Friedan: formed NOW
Phyllis Schlafly: began STOP ERA
Cesar Chavez: began to organize farm workers to
(Describe the event, its causes and effects)
Civil Rights Act of 1964: Title III prohibited segregation
and discrimination in public places based on “race, color,
religion, or national origin”; Title VII included “sex”
Caused prevented discrimination against minorities
Caused by the social movements of the 60s
1961 - President's Commission on the Status of Women:
President Kennedy signed an executive order that
required government contractors to “take affirmative