1945-1960

Timeline created by ryan69
In History
  • Tuskegee Airmen

    Tuskegee Airmen
    There was a group of African American pilots that fought in World War II. They were the first African American aviators in the United States armed forces.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    Congress of Racial Equality planned a "Journey of Reconciliation," Designed to test the Supreme Court's 1946 decision in the Irene Morgan case, which declared segregated seating of interstate passengers unconstitutional
  • Truman

    Truman
    Truman signed the Executive Order 9981. That said, "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin."
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    Came to the conclusion that segregation in public schools is unconstitutional.
  • Supreme court

    Supreme court
    The American Supreme Court declared the segregation in public schools in Brown v Board of Education
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama. In response to her arrest the black community launched a bus boycott that lasted a year.
  • SCLC

    SCLC
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was established and Martin Luther King, Jr became the president. The SCLC was in the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Nine black students are blocked from entering an all white high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. The president Eisenhower he had some few trops go there to protect the nine students
  • "I Have A Dream"

    This is when Martin Luther King, Jr presented the speech " I have a dream" There were 200,000 people that went to Lincoln Memorial
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination to all kinds of race, color, religion, or national origin
  • Assassination of MLK

    Assassination of MLK
    At the age of 39 MLJ jr was shot and killed on his balcony at his hotel outside.
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    The black panthers were the black kkk. That were like the kkk but they killed white people