The top 10 events in the Civil Rights Movement

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  • Brown V.S. the Board of Education

    Brown V.S. the Board of Education
    The decision of the Plessy v. Ferguson made in 1896, was overturned by the supreme court, saying seperate educational buldings were inherently unequal.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycotts

    Montgomery Bus Boycotts
    The Boycotts were done in protest of segregated public transpotation systems. It started with Rosa Parks in 1955, to 1956, when the supreme court ruled segregated buses unconstitutional.
  • SCLC was made

    SCLC was made
    Jan - Feb of 1957 Martin Luther King jr. and two others established the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) which became a major part in organizing the civil rights movement.
  • Sit ins

    Sit ins
    The sit ins were done to protest segregated food places.
  • Freedom rides

    Freedom rides
    The first freedom ride was on May 4 1961. The freedom rides took place to test the bus riding segregation laws in southern states.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James Meredith was the first black student to enroll at the university of Mississippi.
  • March on Whashington

    March on Whashington
    200,000 people join the congregation ath the Lincoln memorial. Where Martin L. King jr. gave jis I have a dream speach.
  • The Civil rights act og 1964

    The Civil rights act og 1964
    Presedent Johnson signed in the act that prohibits discrimination of all kinds.
  • Affirmative action

    Affirmative action
    Presedent Johnson enforced affirmative action towards prospective minority employes.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King jr.

    Assassination of Martin Luther King jr.
    Martin Luther King jr. was assassinated on April 4th 1968. He was looking out on the balcony of his room at the Lorranie Motel, when he was shot by James Earl Ray.
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