Unit 4: Movements and Databases

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Dred Scott decision

A Supreme Court decision in 1857 that denied citizenship and basic rights to African Americans, treating them as property.

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Plessy v Ferguson

A Supreme Court decision in 1896 that established the "separate but equal" doctrine, allowing for racial segregation and further oppression of African Americans.

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Ku Klux Klan

A white supremacist organization that emerged in the late 19th century and continues to promote racism and violence against African Americans.

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Racial peace

The absence of conflict and tension between different racial groups, often achieved through justice, goodwill, and brotherhood.

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Urban migration

The movement of African Americans from rural areas to urban centers, seeking better economic opportunities and a new sense of self-respect and dignity.

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Revolutionary change

A significant and transformative shift in the way African Americans perceive themselves and their determination to fight for justice and equality.

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Oppressed peoples

Individuals and groups who experience systematic oppression and discrimination, often leading to a desire for freedom and liberation.

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Violence and hatred

Negative responses to oppression that can perpetuate social problems and create further complications, hindering progress towards justice and equality.

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Black women's leadership

The important role played by black women in the Civil Rights Movement, often facing gender discrimination and marginalization within the movement itself.

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Constitutional revisions

Changes made to the organizational structure and principles of a group or movement, often aimed at improving inclusivity and equality.

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Gender discrimination

Unfair treatment or exclusion based on a person's gender, often resulting in unequal opportunities and limited leadership roles for women.

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