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Civil Rights Movement

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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    On May 17, 1954 the Supreme Court issued a unanimous ruling on Brown v. Board of Education. The court ruled that segregation in public schools was illegal.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks boarded a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She refused to give up her seat for a white passenger. The bus driver called the police and Rosa Parks was thrown in jail. In the Montgomery Bus Boycott thousands of African Americans stopped riding the bus to protest the discrimination African Americans were facing
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Most schools in the south began gradually intergrating African American students. In Litte Rock, Arkansas the school district started by integrating a high school. It allowed nine African American students to attend. The governor of Arkansas was determined to prevent desegregation. He used force to prevent the Little Rock Nine from entering Central High School.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    In 1960 it was decided by the Supreme Court that the segregation of bus stations was illegal. A series of protests called Freedom Rides were used. Black and white bus passengers travelled together to segregated bus stations in the South.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    In order to show support for the civil rights bill, African American leaders held the March on Washington, which was a massive demonstration for civil rights. It was during this time that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous " I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.