Major Civil Rights Protest

  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    In Kansas a black girl named Linda Brown had to walk one mile through a railroad to get to her black elementry school. The would not let her go to the white school which was only 7 blocks away.Linda's father, Oliver Brown, tried to enroll her in the white elementary school, but the principal of the school refused.
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    Major Civil Rights Protest

  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    This is when the blacks of montgomery decided that they would boycott the city buses until they could sit anywhere they wanted. That was instead of being forced to move when any whites got on.
  • Woolworth's sit-in

    Woolworth's sit-in
    On this daay four African American college students sat down at a lunch counter t Woolworth's in North Carolina. The were refused to be waited on. They were asked to leave but they just politely sat there.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    It was a test for the president to see if he was commited to the civil rigths. It was a plan with an interracial group of peope to go on the buses that led to the South. That is how it got its name Freedom Rides.
  • Birmingham Children's March nd boycott

    Birmingham Children's March nd boycott
    To challenge segregation the children of Birtmingham took up the streets, jails, of Alabama. The police tried to stop them using dogs and fire hoses. The children had protest in a way that their parents could not have.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    It attracted about 250,000 people for a peaceful demonstration to premote civil rights and economic equality for African Americans. They then gathered in front of the Lincoln Monumentm for speeches, songs, and prayers. This is where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have Dream" speech.
  • Selma to Montgomery March

    Selma to Montgomery March
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lef thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the capitol in Alabama. That is where African Americans, the SNCC and the SCLC had been campaigning voting rights. The march took 5 days and it was 54 miles long.