Vocabulary for the "Ruby Bridges and the Civil Rights Movement Slide Show," Grades 3-8
A vocabulary list to accompany the slide show that is part of the "Ruby Bridges: A Simple Act of Courage" unit
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
This vocabulary list is drawn from the "Ruby Bridges and the Civil Rights Movement Slide Show Teaching Guide."
During the civil rights movement, many activist organizations used forms of civil disobedience, such as sit-ins, as nonviolent protests.
In the United States, “federal” specifically means part of or related to the government of the United States as a whole, rather than the government of any particular state.
During the civil rights movement, integration meant ending segregation in an area or public facility, as well as revoking laws that were maintaining segregation.
Jim Crow law
noun: any of the laws in the southern United States that treated African Americans as second-class citizens. Such laws prevented people of color from voting; required railroad and bus companies provide separate accommodations for different races; and legally separated white and African American students into different schools.
noun: something to which an individual has or should have moral or legal claim; the items and abilities granted to United States citizens as outlined in the United States Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Constitutional amendments
In the United States, segregation resulted in separate schools, bathrooms, sports teams, bus seats, drinking fountains, and other public facilities for African Americans and whites.