Advancements in Civil Rights

By albreny
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Supreme Courts ruled that segregation of white and black students was unconstitutional, and were to be ruled out.
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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    One black woman who refused to give up her seat on a public bus for a white person in 1943 created much rebellion for fair and equal treatment of black bus riders. This refusal led to a prolonged fight for her African-American race. On this date started the boycott that lasted till Nov. 13th 1956 when segregated buses were declared unconstitutional in the supreme court.
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    Gay Liberation

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    Chicano Movement

  • Sit-Ins

    The beiginng of sit ins at local lunch counters through out the south were being peacefully demonstrated to desegregate. National attention was recgonizing these demos during the civil rights movement. The first sit in was not very effective but created many more that were effective. On Feb. 27th students in Nashville were brutally beaten for a sit in they composed, and were arrested for disorderly conduct.
  • Freedom Rides

    African- American took these rides to desegregate interstate bus travel. Many of these rides and sit ins caused intense violence from opposing citizens. In many cases police protection could not stop it in time or chose not to.
  • Freedom Riders Firebombed

    When the freedom rider decided to split rides through Alabama, one of the buses was ambushed by 200 people in Aniston. Freedom Riders were able to get away, but when they later stopped to change their flat tires, a crowd had beaten them severely. They had no protection or justice from the police on this Mother's Day. It was later known that police had knowledge of plans to harm the Freedom Riders that day.
  • Voting Rights Organization

    SNCC, CORE, and the NAACP created COFO and begin voting rights protests for minority groups in MIssissippi. It soon spread over the next couple of years to Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, and South Carolina.
  • The Other America

    In 1962 Michael Harrington wrote a conrtoversial book on the poverty in America. Many had realized the intensity of poverty including President Johnson. Johnson was inspired to create laws that brought up citizens in poverty with "The War on Poverty."
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    Feminist Movement Appx

  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    This letter was actually a response to a Birmingham newspaper ad where local white ministers had commented on KIng's arrest for protesting. They called him a "trouble maker." KIng wrote from jail his means on newspaper margins and toilet paper. April 12th was the date of his arrest.
  • March On Washington D.C.

    Over 250,00 people attended
  • "I have a Dream" Speech

    Martin LUther King Jr. gives his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial where the Washington protestors gathered for voting and civil right efforts.
  • John F. Kennedy

    This was the date Kennedy was assinated in Dallas, Texas. He was shot while making a politic trip to ease trouble between two liberal democrats.
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    Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson

  • 24th Amendment

    This Amendment was passed to end poll taxes so that everyone, rich or poor may vote in federal elections with out costs from the state.
  • Civil Rights Bill

    This Bill enforced rights to vote for all, banned discrimination pertaining to all public forms, including federal assistance and employee opportunities as well as protection for all these rights.
  • Malcom X

    MAlcom X was a African- American leader and activist in the civil rights movement. Though he was a muslim minister, he had a different view point in the race battle. He spoke great hatred of the white race, and strongly believed in black supremecy. He was shot and killed in NY while giving a speech.
  • Voting Rights Acts

    This act created a system for elections, so that states with discrimination history would have to by pass the Department of Justice if any changes were to be made in relation to voting.
  • Watts, Los Angeles Riots

    When Marquette Frye (African-American) was pulled over by a white patrol man for drunk driving a crowd grew to witness the arrest. Frye's brother, with him in the car was not allowed to drive home and the patrol man had the car called in for impound. The incident enraged the family and the dozens of witness that grew to a large crowd. The four days after, riot hit Watts destroying much of the town. This incident resulted from high racial tension that was faced.
  • Martin Luther KIng Jr.'s Assasination

    King arrived in Memphis, Tennessee March 29th for support of local sanitation workers that were being treated unfairly by the company. April 3rd he gave one of his last speeches at a rally. He had recieved threats of bombing his flight out delaying it. When returning to his motel he was shot on the top floor balcony resulting in his death.
  • Forced BUsing

    The plan of busing was to send students to inner city schools to further integrate public schools. Also this controlled dicriminatory location and distortion of school size.