Leslie's Major Civil Rights Protests

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    Major Civil Rights Protests

  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Supreme Court case in which racial segregation in public schools was outlawed.
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott
    That was the day when the blacks of Montgomery, Alabama, decided that they would boycott the city buses. They thought that they could sit anywhere they wanted, instead of being relegated to the back when a white boarded.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    When seven blacks and six whites left Washington, D.C., on two public buses bound for the Deep South. They intended to test the Supreme Court's ruling in Boynton v. Virginia, which declared segregation in interstate bus and rail stations unconstitutional.
  • Birmingham Children's March and boycott

    Birmingham Children's March and boycott
    It brought national force to bear on issue of segregation.The march 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
  • Woolworth's sit-in

    Woolworth's sit-in
    A white mob of several hundreds, that 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 observed.
  • March of Washington

    March of Washington
    One of the biggest rallies ever to be held in the U.S. was the March on Washington, where blacks from all over the nation came together to fight for their rights. This was where Martin Luther King gave his "I Have A Dream Speach".
  • Selma to Montgomery March

    Selma to Montgomery March
    The 1965 Selma to Montgomery March was the climactic event of the Selma voting rights demonstrations. It provided some of the most recognized imagery of the civil rights movement and sparked several infamous crimes. Its route is now a national historic trail, and re-enactors, some of whom took part in the original march, meet on important anniversaries to retrace the path of the original event.