Shannon Skierka-Major Civil Rights Protests

  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    1954 Supreme Court case in which racial segregation in public schools was outlawed
  • Montogonery bus boycott

    Montogonery 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
    On Feb. 1, 1960, 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. Franklin McCain was one of the four young men who shoved history forward by refusing to budge.
    On that first day, Feb. 1, the four men stayed at the lunch counter until closing. The next day, they
  • 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 Childern's March and boycott

    The Children's Crusade was the name bestowed upon a march by hundreds of school students in Birmingham, Alabama, on May 2, May 3, and May 4, 1963, during the American Civil Rights Movement's Birmingham Campaign.'s_Crusade_(civil_rights)
  • March on Washington

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

    Selma toMontgomery March
    The Selma to Montgomery marches 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 (DCVL). In 1963, the DCVL and organizers from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) began voter-registration work. When white resistance to Black voter registration proved intractable, the DCVL reques