Civil Rights Timeline

Timeline created by CampbellCarter
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Brown Vs. Board of Education
    This was a landmark case in which the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled in favor of Brown. The main argument of the case was that the idea of segregated schools was unconstitutional.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    On this day, 200,000 Americans marched in Washington D.C. to advocate for the civil rights movement rights. This is where and when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" Speech
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This act effectively ended discrimination based on race, religion, gender, or ethnicity. It also paved the way for the soon coming voting rights act by lifting many discriminatory requirements for voting.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    This act was signed by Lyndon B. Johnson and was part of the civil rights movement. It gave Blacks a greater right to vote by banning any discriminatory mean of stopping them.
  • Bilingual Education Act

    Bilingual Education Act
    This act was designed to help students with a limited understanding of the English language such as immigrants. It was passed by Lyndon B. Johnson and was the
  • Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.

    Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther king Jr.
    Dr. King had one of the largest impacts in the civil rights movement and still has lasting influenced today. The shooter was James Earl Ray and after getting a 99 year jail sentence, died at the age of 70 in his cell.
  • Rowe Vs. Wade

    Rowe Vs. Wade
    In this case dealing with the right of privacy under due process of law, the court ruled 7-2 for the extension of a woman's right to an abortion extends under due process. The case of this problem is still debated hotly today.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    This movement kickstarted after famous civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, was arrested after she refused to give up her seat to a non-colored person. After 381 days, the United States Supreme Court forced the Montgomery bus system to become integrated.
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    Little Rock Crisis

    In this crisis, the incumbent governor defied federal laws and supreme court ruling and prevented black student from entering a public schools. Eisenhower solved the situation peacefully by meeting with the governor and arranging deals to allow them to enroll.
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    Feminist Movement

    This is widely considered the second major feminist movement and it lasted from the 1960's to the late 1980's. The movement focused on sexuality, the workplace, and reproductive rights among other ideals.
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    This was a culture movement that originated in the U.K. but later spread to the U.S. The movement was a mean of separating oneself from the norm and was mostly practiced by baby boomers.
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    Latino Movement

    Also known as the Chicano Movement, this movement was designed to help Mexican-american and other Latino minorities. Through various forms of protest and boycotts, the movement caused empowerment and equality of Latino-Americans.
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    Selma March

    This march was orchestrated by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and had a focus on giving African-Americans the right to vote. Their primary focus was Selma, Alabama
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    Watts Riots

    These series of riots occurred in Los Angeles during a time of civil unrest and racial tensions. They broke out after a police officer allegedly beat a black suspect after he pulled him over for drunk driving.
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    Black Power Movement

    This was a movement created to advance and integrate blacks fully into society. Many historical African-Americans such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped during this era