Claire Crowley's Civil Rights Movement-Protests Timeline

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    Protests Timeline

  • Brown v. Board of Education

    was the most significant of a series of judicial decisions overturning segregation laws—laws that separate whites and blacks.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

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

    four students from all-black North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College walked into a Woolworth five-and-dime with the intention of ordering lunch. But the manager of the Greensboro Woolworth had intentions of his own — to maintain the lunch counter's strict whites-only policy.
  • Freedom Rides

    In 1961 CORE undertook a new tactic aimed at desegregating public transportation throughout the south. These tactics became know as the "Freedom Rides".
  • Birmingham Children's March and Boycott

    On May 2 that same year, over 1000 African-American children marched in the Children's Crusade. Singing "We Shall Overcome," the children were sprayed with water from high-power hoses that could blast off clothing. They also attacked by vicious German shepherds. By the end of the day, police (under the order of Eugene "Bull" Connor) had arrested 959 boys and girls.
  • March on Washington

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

    Were three marches in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement. They grew out of the voting rights movement in Selma, Alabama, launched by local African-Americans who formed the Dallas County Voters League.