Civil Rights Events

  • End of World War ll

    End of World War ll
    World War ll was fought mainly for power. Ended in Europe with the surrender of Germany. In the East, the war ended when Japan surrendered and sighned their surrender September 2nd.
  • Brown v Board of Education Decision

    Brown v Board of Education Decision
    Chief Justice Earl Warren. Segregation of white and black children in public schools.
  • Rosa Parks Incident

    Rosa Parks Incident
    Montgomery, Alabama bus. Rosa was headed home and she took the last available seat on the city bus. White people were on the bus standing up. The bus driver told four African American passengers to move seats so the white people could sit. Rosa refused to give up her seat and the bus driver told Rosa that she would be arrested and she called the police. Rosa Parks was arrested.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Started when Rosa Parks was arrested. The Montgomery bus boycott was a 13 month protest. It ended with the U.S Supreme Court ruling that segregation on public buses is unconstitutional.
  • Little Rock Nine Incident

    Little Rock Nine Incident
    Occured at Llittle Rock Central High School, the first day of school. Whites stood in front of the school so African Americans could not come pn the property.
  • Sputnik Launched

    Sputnik Launched
    The first artifical satellite. Brought the dawn of the space age and increased conflict between the United States and Soviet union. Sputnikk was launched by the U.S.S.R. It orbitied the earth every 98 minutes and
  • U-2 Incident

    U-2 Incident
    A U.S U-2 unarmed reconnaissance plane, piloted by Francis Gary Powers was shot down by Soviet military authorities.
  • Bay of Pigs Invasion

    Bay of Pigs Invasion
    Unsuccessful attempt by the United States-backes Cuban exiles to overthrow the government of the Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro. The Central Intelligence Agency had been training for a possible invasion of the island. The plan was approved by the John F. Kennedy.
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    Cuban Missile Crisis

    The closest the World ever came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union was behind the United States in the arms race. Soviet Nikita Khrushchev thought of the idea of putting intermediate missiles in Cuba.
  • Letter From Birmingham Jail

    Letter From Birmingham Jail
    Written by Martin Luther King Jr, while in the jail in Birmingham. He wrote the letter to his fellow Clergymen.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    250,00 people marched on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. It was the largest public protest in the history of the nation and an event for the early civil rights movement.