THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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1

The purpose of the white primary was to

Keep blacks from having input into the party nominees.

2

Under the white primary system, only whites were allowed

To vote in primary elections.

3

The famous controversy surrounding the 1946 election for governor came about because

c. Eugene Talmadge died before taking office, and two men claimed the office.

4

When Eugene Talmadge died in 1946 before taking office for his 4th term as governor, who became governor?

b. Three people claimed to be Georgia’s governor.

5

What factor enabled Herman Talmadge to be elected governor of Georgia in 1950?

His victory in the 1948 special election for governor.

6

Herman Talmadge greatest contributions as governor?

Education

7

Herman Talmadge’s 3 percent sales tax was passed primarily to fund

lengthened school year and school improvements.

8

What was the ruling of the US Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education?

b. The separate-but-equal policy was unconstitutional.

9

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., favored bringing about social change through

d. Nonviolence.

10

Which approach did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., NOT use to gain equality and civil rights for all citizens?

c. Aggressive pursuit of black power through protests, riots, demonstrations, and political organization.

11

Which group was instrumental in getting the 1956 Georgia state flag changed?

Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

12

What was one reason for keeping the Georgia state flag of 1956?

b. It was a memorial to the Confederate dead.

13

The purpose of the Sibley Commission was to

Study the problem of school integration

14

The Sibley Commission recommended

d. Allowing local school systems to decide if they wanted integration

15

Who was one of the first blacks to be admitted to the University of Georgia?

Charlayne Hunter

16

Who was the governor of Georgia when the first black students were admitted to the University of Georgia?

Ernest Vandiver

17

The focus of the Albany Movement in Georgia was to

Integrate interstate bus station waiting rooms in Albany.

18

Which African American group was involved with the Albany Movement?

SNCC

19

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech is associated with the

March on Washington, D.C.

20

March on Washington 1963 was intended to

Urge the passage of a civil rights bill.

21

What did the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do?

It withheld federal funds from schools that did not end segregation.

22

Who was the first African American mayor of Atlanta?

Maynard Jackson

23

What did Lester Maddox accomplish as governor?

Appointed more African Americans to state boards than all prior governors combined

24

How did Lester Maddox get input from the voters?

People’s Days

25

What organization was founded two months after the 1960 sit-in at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina?

SNCC

26

Who was the first president of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee?

John Lewis

27

Andrew Young helped establish “citizenship schools,” which taught

Nonviolent organizing strategies to potential leaders.

28

What event was the MOST significant in Andrew Young’s political career?

He was the first African American since Reconstruction to be elected to the House of Representatives from Georgia.

29

Which position has NOT been held by Andrew Young?

Governor of Georgia

30

What office did Benjamin Mays hold?

Atlanta Board of Education member

31

Benjamin Mays served as a mentor to

Martin Luther King, Jr.

32

The purpose of the white primary was to

Keep blacks from having input into the party nominees.