Civil Rights Act of 1964

Vocabulary – Civil Rights Act of 1964

Bigotry Noun Prejudice, racism, intolerance. Showing strong
opinions in this case about ethnicity
Social Order Noun They way a society is organized with some lower
Segregated Adjective Separated by race or ethnic status
Halting Adjective Having lots of stops or pauses. Hesitant, awkward
Massive Resistance Noun a policy declared by U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
on February 24, 1956, to unite other white
politicians and leaders in Virginia in a campaign of
new state laws and policies to prevent public
school desegregation after the Brown v. Board of
Education Supreme Court decision in 1954
Stymied Verb To stop somebody or something from making
Accommodations Noun Seating in a vehicle or public facility
Propelled Verb To push somebody or something forward
Reconstruction Noun the period of U.S. history from 1865 through
1877, during which the states that had seceded
during the Civil War were reorganized under
federal control and later restored to the Union
Bi-partisan Adjective Involving two political parties