Halla Amer's Civil Rights Movement Protests Timeline

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  • Brown V. Board fo Education

    Brown V. Board fo Education
    A black third-grader named Linda Brown had to walk one mile through a railroad switchyard to get to her black elementary school, even though a white elementary school was only seven blocks away. Linda's father, Oliver Brown, tried to enroll her in the white elementary school, but the principal of the school refused. Brown went to McKinley Burnett, the head of Topeka's branch of the National Association for the NAACP and asked for help.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    To get back at the bus systems for kicking Rosa Parks out of her seat, African Americans boycottted the buses. Eventually, the bus boycotts spread.
  • Woolworth's Sit-In

    Woolworth's Sit-In
    When a group of African Americans went into a diner to be served and were denied that. They sat in the diner waiting to be served until closing, then would come back the next day.
  • 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
    March to depend their rights, Children and Adults marched in Birmingham Alabama. Eugene "Bull" Connor tried to stop the march by going to drastic measures by sicking the police dogs at the children as well the police force. And using Firshoses so strong that could strip the bark off of trees.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. Attended by some 250,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage. MLK Jr.'s "I have a Dream" Speech was here.
  • Selma to Montgomery March

    Selma to Montgomery March
    These three marches marked the political and emotional peak of the Civil Rights Movement.