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School Desegregation (Grade 5)

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School Desegregation

1. 
Which Supreme Court decision overturned Plessy v. Ferguson and found that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional?
  1. Strauder v. West Virginia
  2. Loving v. Virginia
  3. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
  4. Sarah Keys v. Carolina Coach Company
2. 
Following the Brown v. Board decision, the town of Charleston in which state was the first school district in the former Confederacy to desegregate public schools?
  1. Florida
  2. Georgia
  3. Virginia
  4. Arkansas
3. 
The movement of large numbers of white families out of the cities to more homogenous suburbs so that their kids would not have to go to segregated urban schools is known as "white flight".
  1. True
  2. False
4. 
What was the phrase used by the Supreme Court in Brown v. Board to describe how desegregation should happen?



5. 
Arkansas governor Orval Faubus had to order the National Guard to protect the Little Rock Nine when they first attended the previously all-white Little Rock Central High School.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
President Eisenhower had to federalize the Arkansas National Guard in order to allow the nine students attend school.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Nine schools in Virginia were closed in order to prevent integration.
  1. True
  2. False
8. 
The 1971 Supreme Court case of Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education established                    as a means to force desegregation of schools.
9. 
Who was the first African American to integrate William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans?
  1. Ernest Green
  2. Ruby Bridges
  3. Oliver Brown
  4. James Meredith
10. 
Only one teacher at William Frantz Elementary School agreed to teach Ruby Bridges.
  1. True
  2. False
11. 
George Wallace stood at the doors of which school in order to block its integration?



12. 
James Meredith was the first African American admitted to Texas A and M.
  1. True
  2. False

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