Erics Civil Rights Protests

  • Brown v. Board of Educaton

    Brown v. Board of Educaton
    was a landmark decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional
  • 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.
  • Birmingham Children's March and Boycott

    Birmingham Children's March and Boycott
    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. Initiated and organized by Rev. James Bevel, the purpose of the march was to walk downtown to talk to the mayor about segregation in their city. Many children left their schools in order to be arrested, set free, and then to get arrested again the next day
  • Woolworth's sit in

    Woolworth's sit in
    A crowd of people heckle Tougaloo students participating in a sit-in at the Woolworth's lunch counter in Jackson. The crowd began with jeers and taunts but soon progressed to beating and kicking the protesters
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    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. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony at the Lincoln Memorial during the march.[
  • 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). The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961, and was scheduled to arrive in New Orleans on May 17.
  • 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.