a time of the civil rights movement

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  • plessy v. ferguson

    plessy v. ferguson
    "separate but not equal" a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws
  • the integration of major league baseball

    the integration of major league baseball
    baseball spread, especially major league as one of the top sports of the United States. In early 2007 major league baseball marked the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first season with the Dodgers, bringing an end to a sixty-year ban on black players in the major leagues.
  • the integration of armed forces

    the integration of armed forces
    Executive Order 9981 is an executive order issued on July 26, 1948, by President Harry S. Truman. It abolished discrimination "on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin" in the United States Armed Forces. The executive order eventually led to the end of segregation in the services. All are made equal and can all work in the armed forces.
  • sweatt v. painter

    sweatt v. painter
    This was a U.S Supreme Court case that challenged the " separate but not equal" doctrine of racial segregation established by the 1896 case "Plessy v. Ferguson". The case was influential in the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education four years later.
  • brown v. board of education

    brown v. board of education
    ¨seperate but equal. It was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that U.S. state laws establishing racial segregation in public schools are unconstitutional, even if the segregated schools are otherwise equal in quality.
  • The Bus Boycott of Montgomery, Alabama

    The Bus Boycott of Montgomery, Alabama
    a civil rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating.
  • The Integration of Little Rock High School

    The Integration of Little Rock High School
    a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957 despite race
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1957

    The Civil Rights Act of 1957
    It was the first civil-rights bill to be enacted after Reconstruction which was supported by most non-southern whites.
    Eisenhower wrote a law that made it easier for blacks to vote, congress changed it then signed it
  • the freedom riders of 1960

    the freedom riders of 1960
    civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and subsequent years to challenge the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court
  • The Greensboro Four

    The Greensboro Four
    four young black men who staged the first sit-in at Greensboro: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil. they all went to college
  • The Twenty-Fourth Amendment

    The Twenty-Fourth Amendment
    prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
  • The Integration of the University of Mississippi

    The Integration of the University of Mississippi
    riots erupted on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford where locals, students, and committed segregationists had gathered to protest the enrollment of James Meredith
  • The Integration of the University of Alabama

     The Integration of the University of Alabama
    President John F. Kennedy federalized National Guard troops and deployed them to the University of Alabama to force its desegregation. The next day, Governor Wallace yielded to the federal pressure, and two African American students enrolled.
  • The March on Washington

     The March on Washington
    for Jobs and Freedom, political demonstration held in Washington, D.C., in 1963 by civil rights leaders to protest racial discrimination and to show support for major civil rights legislation
  • The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

    The Assassination of John F. Kennedy
    it was in Dallas, Texas. Lee Harvey Oswald shot him In the head and left shoulder. Nobody knows the really answer for the assassination except for Oswald who was slightly mentally unstable.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964

      The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    a landmark civil rights and labor law in the United States that outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.
  • The Assassination of Malcolm X

    The Assassination of Malcolm X
    Three Black Muslims assassinated Malcom. He was shot several times whilst he began a speech to 400 the district of Harlem in New York. Malcolm X and his family survived the firebombing of their home in the Queen's District of New York.
  • The March on Selma, Alabama

     The March on Selma, Alabama
    Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march
  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965
    a landmark piece of federal legislation in the United States that prohibits racial discrimination in voting.
  • The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    James Earl Ray assassinated him. Following King's assassination, violence and controversy followed. Senator RFK, a strong supporter for civil rights running for president, gave a speech announcing King's death. He told the American people that America didn't need segregation and violence.
  • The Passage of Title IX

    The Passage of Title IX
    Education Amendments of 1972 bars sex discrimination in education programs and activities offered by entities receiving federal financial assistance
  • The Appointment of the First Woman Justice of the Supreme Court

     The Appointment of the First Woman Justice of the Supreme Court
    It was in El Paso, Texas. Sandra Day O'Connor served from her 1981 appointment by President Ronald Reagan until her retirement in 2006. She was the first woman to serve on the Court.
  • The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama

    The Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama
    The first inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. The inauguration, which set a record attendance for any event held in Washington, D.C., marked the commencement of the first term of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President. He was the first African American president
  • The Elimination of Combat Restriction for Women

    The Elimination of Combat Restriction for Women
    In 1993 combat exclusion was lifted from aviation positions by Secretary of Defense Les Aspin, permitting women to serve in almost any aviation capacity. Some restrictions were maintained on aviation units in direct support of ground units and special operations aviation units.It was finally ended in 2015
  • The Democratic Party Nomination of Hillary Clinton

    The Democratic Party Nomination of Hillary Clinton
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was chosen as the party's nominee for president by a 54% majority of delegates present at the convention roll call, defeating primary rival Senator Bernie Sanders, who received 46% of votes from delegates, and becoming the first female candidate to be formally nominated .