Civil Rights Movement

  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    In the spring of 1949 Jackie Robinson became the first black baseball player in the MLB. He was born in 1919 and died in 1972. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan
    The KKK has made many rises and falls over history but there was a rapid increase in the 50's and 60's with all the civil right acts. More than 7,000 black people were killed in the USA through the 50's and 60's and they say 25% ould have been KKK memebers.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    This was black people argueing with schools about segregating. The schools said it was ok as long as the schools were equal and argued they were. But they defiantely weren't. The schools the blacks had was like a cellar and whites like a mansion.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    In this time period black people sat in the back of the bus. This was called segregation. When the bus would fill up the drver would yell back for black people to move back and whites can stay there. Well, a white passenger boarded the bus and there were no seats open and Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. She was taken off the bus and arrested.
  • Southern Manifesto

    Southern Manifesto
    The southern manifesto was an act made mostly by southerners that fueded the Brown vs. Board case. It opposed all racial integration in public places.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    This was after the whole Rosa Parks fiasco. Black people didn't want to have to sit in back so they stopped using public transportation. This made profits drop very low and after the case went to court blacks were allowed to sit whereever.
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    Thurgood marshall was a NAACP president and a lawyer in the 50's. He won many cases involvng black people. He had part in the Brown vs. Board case. I used this date because this is when he became president of NAACP.
  • Little Rock

    Little Rock
    In Little Rock, Arkansas there was an all white school that was very nice. After the desegeration acts, the top 9 black students around town decided to attend here. When the governor found out about this locals and police barriered the school so they didnt come in. When Eisenhower heard of this he sent in paratroopers to help the black students.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    Freedom rides were interstate buses that went into the deep south. The were firebombed, attacked, and ambushed by southerners including KKK members.