__________ was the leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and veteran of the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955–1956 who rose to the forefront of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. His leadership of the Birmingham protests brought civil rights abuses to the nation's televisions, forcing heretofore unaware Americans to confront a serious moral crisis.

__________ was the vice president who succeeded to the presidency on the death of John F. Kennedy in 1963. Although he had hoped to focus on domestic priorities, events in Vietnam and civil rights issues consumed his presidency.

__________ was the name of a tactic initiated in Greensboro, North Carolina, where black male protestors would demand to be served at whites-only lunch counters. When refused service, the men would politely sit, refusing to leave, and returned the next day. The success of the tactic encouraged antiwar protestors to copy it.

__________ was the segregationist governor of Alabama who defied federal officials and tried to stop two black students from enrolling at the University of Alabama. He ran for president in 1964 on an appeal to working-class and middle-class whites.

__________ was the term for a series of initiative, initiated by President Johnson's administration in 1964, designed to fight poverty, end segregation, and enhance the quality of life for Americans.