History time line

Major civil rights protests

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  • brown vs board of education

    brown vs board of education
    a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
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    major civil rights protest

  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    a political and social protest campaign that started in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, USA, intended to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on its public transit system.
  • freedom rides

    freedom rides
    were civil rights activists that rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia (of 1960).[1] The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17.[2]
  • Birmingham children's march and boycott

    Birmingham children's march and boycott
    strategic movement organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to bring attention to the unequal treatment black Americans endured in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • Wool worth's sit-in

    Wool worth's sit-in
    On February 1, 1960, four African American college students sat down at a lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, and politely asked for service. Their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their passive resistance and peaceful sit-down demand helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge racial inequality throughout the South.
  • march on washington

    march on washington
    styled in a sound recording released after the event)[1][2] was a large political rally in support of civil and economic rights for African Americans that took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963.
  • selma to montgomery march

    selma to montgomery march
    three marches in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement.