Paige's Protests Timeline

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    Major Civil Rights Protests

  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Oliver Brown and 13 other parents tried to enrole their children in an all "white" school and were turned down because they were African Americans. They filed a law suit against the Topeka Board of Education, and thus the Brown v. Board of Education trials began.
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    The African Americans on Mongomery, Alabama refused to ride city buses until they were allowed to sit anywhere on the bus. The movement started when Rosa parks refused to give up her seat to a white man and was arrested.
  • Woolworth's sit-in

    Woolworth's sit-in
    Four students from an African American college in North Carolina at down at Woolsworth five-and-dime with the intention of ordering lunch. The manager refused to sever them. They came up with a plan to go sit their with friends until they were served.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    This took place when seven blacks and six whites left Washington D.C on two public school buses going to the deep South. Outside Anniston, Alabama, one of their buses was burned, and in Birmingham several dozen whites attacked the riders only two blocks from the sheriff's office.
  • Birmingham Children's March and boycott

    Birmingham Children's March and boycott
    When hundred of students began a march in Birmingham, Alabama to protest for integrated schools. The students were attacked with fire hoses and dogs were released to attack them as well. It was a brutal and cruel event that last until May 3rd.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    This March was annitiated by A. Philip Randolph with around 250,000 people peacefully protesting for economic equality. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his famous " I Have a Dream" speech for the first time here,
  • Selma to Montgomery March

    Selma to Montgomery March
    About 600 people began the 52 mile march to Selma. They were marching for African American voting rights and for the death of Jimmie Lee Jackson. On the outskirts of Selma the protesters were brutally beaten, in the sight of photographers and journalists, by heavily armed deputies and state troopers.