5th period timeline

  • The Dutch land on the cape of good hope to establish a trade route

  • Slaves were first imported by Europeans

  • The British take the Cape of Good hope from the Dutch

  • Slaves had a huge impact on the success of British colonies

  • 67% of the population in the US were Black African Slaves

  • Cry the Beloved Country Published

  • Segregation in Schools is Unconstitutional

    This plays a lage role in desegregating the United States
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus

    This shows the fight for Civil Rights in the US
  • Dr. Martin Luther King establishes the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    This becomes a major force in fighting for Civil Rights in America
  • Student Volunteers begin taking bus trips through the south to test laws that prohibit segregation

  • James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi

  • 200,000 people join The March on Washington

    these 200,000 marched and participated in the "I have a Dream" speech
  • The 23rd ammendment abolishes the poll tax

    this is a huge step forward as far as desegregation laws in a America
  • Major Riots break out in Newark and Detroit

  • Martin Luther King Jr. is shot at age 39

  • Congress passes the Civil Rights Restoration Act

    this expands the reach of non-discrimination laws within private institutions receiving federal funds.
  • The first African Democratic election

    This president gave a lot of civil rights to the people
  • Civil Rights Act of 2008