1960 - 2014 (4E Delaney and Jake)

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    1960 - 2014 (4E Group 2)

  • ,Four college students protested against segregation.

    ,Four college students protested against segregation.
    The college they went to is North Carolina A&T.
    They were freshmans.
    It was at Woolworth’s Counter, which was an all whites place.
  • 1963 Martin luther king was arrested.

    1963 Martin luther king was arrested.
    He was arrested at Birmingham. He wrote a letter from the jail. The jail that he was arrested in in was called Birmingham jail.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

    Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
    About a quarter of 1 million people gathered at Washington D.C. to listen to Martin Luther King.
    He gave the speech at the Abraham Lincoln memorial.
    It rallied for equality, jobs, and the passing of the civil rights movement.
  • A church got bombed.

    A church got bombed.
    It was at Birmingham, Alabama. The bombing killed four little black girls.

    The church was called The Sixteenth Baptist Church.
  • President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in July 2,1964.

    President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act in July 2,1964.
    John F. Kennedy introduced the bill in his civil rights speech.
  • President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.

    President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.
    John F. Kennedy introduced the bill in his civil rights speech.
    It was signed in the White House.
    It said that everyone is equal no matter what race, what religion, color, gender, and origin.
  • Dr. Martin luther King was the youngest person to win the nobel peace prize in 1964.

    Dr. Martin luther King was the youngest person to win the nobel peace prize in 1964.
    He was awareded the arward when he was 35 years old. He was the 2nd african american to win the prize. He was awarded for his nonviolent efforts at getting rid of racial segregation.
  • Memphis Tennessee, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

    Memphis Tennessee, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.
    He died when he was 39 years old.
    A day later he was dead. Many people viewed his body at Spelman college. James Earl Ray confessed that he killed Dr. King, but a lot of people including King’s family thought that he was innocent.
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed by a sniper.
  • Andrew Jackson Young was one of the first african americans in the south to be elected into congress in the 20th century.

    Andrew Jackson  Young was one of the first african americans in the south to be elected into congress in the 20th century.
    He was elected to the 5th District House of Representatives. He left the political office in 1989.
    He was a pastor in Georgia.
  • Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. was the first african american mayor of Atlanta.

    Maynard Holbrook Jackson Jr. was the first african american mayor of Atlanta.
    He was elected when he was 35.
    He helped african americans who were police earn higher ranks.
    After he got an abandoned downtown building and turned it into homes for 3,500 poor people.
  • 1980 October,10 the Martin Luther King center is a national historic site

    1980 October,10 the Martin Luther King center is a national historic site
    It is for nonviolent change. It was established in 1968. It was founded by Coretta Scott King.
  • Edgar Ray Killen was convicted of manslaughter in 2005.

    Edgar Ray Killen was convicted of manslaughter in 2005.
    He was convicted on the 41 anniversary of the crimes.
    He murdered 3 civil rights activists.
    He planned the murders of the 3 people.
  • Rosa Parks died.

    Rosa Parks died.
    She died at the age of 92. She died of old age. 3 days after Rosa Parks death the city buses in Detroit and Montgomery were reserved with a black ribbon.
  • Coretta Scott King died.

    Coretta Scott King died.
    She was Dr. King’s wife.
    Coretta died when she was 78.
    She died from a stroke.
  • Tyler Perry opens a studio in 2008

    Tyler Perry opens a studio in 2008
    It is the first film making studio owned by african americans. The studio 200,000 square feet. Perry has received many awards.
  • 2008 Barack Obama was elected president.

    2008  Barack Obama was elected president.
    Barack Obama was the first African American President.
    He was the country’s 44th president.
    He was re-elected in 2012.