John Holt's Civil Rights Timeline

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  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson was the first black man to play Major league baseball. His first game was on this date
  • Democratic National Convention

    35 southern democrats walked out of the Democratic National Convention in protest of civil right issues
  • Executive Order 9981

    Harry S. Truman passes this order which Desegregated the military
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    On this date the supreme court ruled on the Brown v. Board of Education case, overturning separate but equal
  • Little Rock Nine

    Nine African American students were enrolled in Little Rock High School. As a result of the Brown v Board Of Education Case
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till was beaten to death because of something he said to a white woman. His murder and the photo of him sparked the civil rights movement
  • Rosa Parks

    On this day she refused to move to the back of a bus to make room for a white person. Which leads to the bus boycott
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. launches his courier as a civil right activist by helping to start and end the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Which was led to when Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of the bus
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    This group was founded by Steele Shuttlesworth and King in order to promote the civil right movement in a nonviolent way
  • The Lost Year

    Orval Faubus closes the schools in Little Rock following their desegregation
  • Greensboro sit-in

    A group of African American college students sat it a lunch counter where there was a white only policy. They were nonviolent protesters
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    Because of the success of the Greensboro sit-in this group was formed, with the idea of creating more events like that