Civil Rights Over Time By Kacie.Wease1 1861 Civil War The Amercian Civil war begins and this has everyone in society scared. The start of this war was over slavery. 1865 13th Amendment The 13th Amendment made slavery abolished in the U.S. Nobody was happy about this information. 1868 14th Amendment The 14th Amendment was created, this allowed all to be treated equally despite race. 1870 15th Amendment The 15th Amendment states that racial discrimination in voting rights are banned 1896 Separate but Equal The supreme Court ruled a new law stating that everyone is equal but separated. 1909 NAACP The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded. NAACP helped with protests,stands,etc. to try to make a difference. 1925 The rise of the KKK What's known as the Ku Klux Klan makes an appearance on Washington D.C. They then attacked African Americans, Immigrants, Catholics, and Jews. 1936 NAACP NAACP sues the gov. and made them pay equal rights salaries to teachers of all races. 1954 Brown v. Board of Education The Supreme Court made school segregation unconstitutional in the Brown v. Board case would took place in Topeka, Kansas. 1955 Rosa Parks Incident Rosa Parks was jailed and fined for not complying to move out of her seat for a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. This was the start of changes. 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech to bunches of people in Washington D.C. This encouraged African Amercians to take a stand. 1963 Church Bombing A bombing of a church in Birmingham, Alabama leaves four young black girls dead. 1965 Voting Rights Act This Voting Rights Act made it illegal to force African Americans to pass the literacy test to be able to vote 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination MLK was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. The man named James Earl Ray was guilty in 1969 and sentenced to 99 years in the Missouri State Penitentiary. 1983 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday This is the start of the MLK official holiday and has been celebrated ever since.