African American Civil Rights

  • Student Strike at Moton High School

    Black High School in Prince Edward county's segregated school system. There was no cafeteria, gym, school nurses, or lockers. One student asked all students to go on strike to protest over crowding and in-adequate facilities which the NAACP said "pushes for desegregation".
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  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Challenged the constitutionality of racial segregation of public schools. After the government made public schools integrate
  • Emmett Till Murder

    While visiting his family in Mississippi, Till whistled at a white store owner's wife. Later that week the store owner and a relative kidnapped Till from his house, beat him, gouged out his eye, shot him, and then threw his body, tied to a cotton gin, in a river.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycotts

    This was started when Rosa Parks was arrested for not surrendering her seat on the bus to a white man.
  • Massive Resistance Declared

    Adopted by Virginia's state government to block the desegregation of public schools. (Brown vs Board of Ed.) Delayed large scale desegregation
  • Little Rock Nine

    9 African Americans that enrolled at Little Rock Central High School, which was previously an all-white school.
  • Greensboro Sin-Ins

    Series of non-violent sit ins which changed the policy of segregation in Greensboro.
  • Freedom Riders

    Civil Rights activists who rode interstate busses into the segregated southern U.S.
  • Integration of Ole Miss

    A black man enrolled at Ole Miss, causing riots to break out. 2 were killed hundreds were injured. Kennedy then called 31,000 National Guardsman to restore order.
  • March on Birmingham

    Movement organized by Southern Christian Conference to bring attention to the unequal treatment of Black Americans in Birmingham, Alabama
  • March on Washington

    Attracted 250,000 people for a peaceful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and economic equaliity for African Americans.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Landmark piece of legislation in the us that outlawed major forms of discrimination agaisnt racial, ethnic, national, and religious minorities and women.
  • 24th Amendment Passes

    Prohibits both congress and the states to from conducting the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax
  • Malcolm X Assasinated

    He was an African American Muslim minister and human rights activist. He preached black supremacy and violence. He was shot by nation of Islam members.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Outlawed discriminatory voting practices that was responsible for widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans
  • Black Power Movement Begins

    Emphasized racial pride and the creation of black political and cultural institutions
  • Loving v. Virginia

    This was a unanimous decision which declared Virginia's anti-miscengation statute, The Racial Integrity Act of 1924, banning all race based marriage restrictions.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    He was shot at the Lorainne Motel in Memphis Tennessee by James Earl Ray.