Josh Sullivan's Major Civil Rigts Protests, 1954-1965

  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    1954 Supreme Court case in which racial segregation in public schools was outlawed
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    Protest in 1955–1956 by African Americans against racial segregation in the bus system of Montgomery, Alabama
  • Woolworth's Sit-in

    Woolworth's Sit-in
    the most violently attacked sit-in of the '60s and the most publicized. Involving a White mob of several hundred, it went on for several hours while hostile police from Jackson's huge all-White police department stood by approvingly outside and while hostile FBI agents inside (in sun-glasses) "observed."
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    1961 event organized by CORE and SNCC in which an interracial group of civil rights activists tested southern states' compliance to the Supreme Court ban of segregation on interstate buses
  • Birmingham Children's March and boycott

    Birmingham Children's March and boycott
    The Children’s March has been classified by some as the Chief Watershed of nonviolent
    movement in United States, and the Civil Rights Movement’s most important chapter. Was a major factor in national push towards Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibited
    racial discrimination in hiring practices and public services in United States
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    1963 civil rights demonstration in Washington, D.C., in which protesters called for “jobs and freedom”
  • Selma to Montgomery March

    Selma to Montgomery March
    On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, where local African Americans, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had been campaigning for.