The African American Struggle for Civil Rights

Review Questions

The NAACP lawyer who became known as “Mr. Civil Rights” was ________.

  1. Earl Warren
  2. Jackie Robinson
  3. OrvalFaubus
  4. Thurgood Marshall

Hint:

D

The Arkansas governor who tried to prevent the integration of Little Rock High School was ________.

  1. Charles Hamilton Houston
  2. Kenneth Clark
  3. OrvalFaubus
  4. Clark Clifford

Hint:

C

What was the significance of Shelley v. Kraemer?

Hint:

Shelley v. Kraemer held that state courts could not enforce agreements that prevented homeowners from selling to members of particular races. The ruling made it easier for African Americans to purchase houses in neighborhoods of their choosing.