African American Civil Rights Movement

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  • Truman Desegregates Armed Services

    Truman Desegregates Armed Services
    Executive Order 9981
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education
    Unanimous Decision by Warren Court
    "Separate is never equal"
    "All deliberate Speed"
  • Emmet Till's Murder's acquitted by all white jury in Mississippi

    Emmet Till's Murder's acquitted by all white jury in Mississippi
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Supreme Court rules buses desegregated
  • SCLC established to organize civil rights movement

    SCLC established to organize civil rights movement
    MLK is the first president
    Nonviolence and civil disobediance
  • Little Rock 9 integrate Central High School

    Little Rock 9 integrate Central High School
  • SNCC--organization of young blacks in civil rights movement

    SNCC--organization of young blacks in civil rights movement
  • James Meredith Integrates U of Mississippi

    James Meredith Integrates U of Mississippi
    JFK Sends 5,000 troops to protect Meredith
  • Letter from Brimingham Jail

    Letter from Brimingham Jail
    Individuals have a moral duty to disobey unjust laws.
  • Birmingham Sheriff Bull Connor

    Birmingham Sheriff Bull Connor
    Dogs and firehoses attack young demonstratorsUses dogs and firehoses on teenaged demonstrators
  • Medgar Evers, NAACP field secy, murdered in Mississippi

    Medgar Evers, NAACP field secy, murdered in Mississippi
    His murderer Bryan De La Beckwith was not convicted until 1993
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    I Have A Dream--MLK
  • 4 Black Girls killed by a bomb at 16th St, Baptist Church

    4 Black Girls killed by a bomb at 16th St, Baptist Church
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • 24th Amendment abolished Poll Tax

    24th Amendment abolished Poll Tax
  • LBJ signs Civil Rights Act of 1964

    LBJ signs Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Freedom Summer--SNCC, CORE Register Voters

    Freedom Summer--SNCC, CORE Register Voters
    3 Civil Rights workers murdered in Mississippi
  • Malcolm X assasinated

    Malcolm X assasinated
    black nationalist and Muslim
  • Selma Marchers attacked on the Edmund Pettis Bridge

    Selma Marchers attacked on the Edmund Pettis Bridge
    support of Voting Rights Act
  • Voting Rights Act passed

    Voting Rights Act passed
  • Watts Riots

    Watts Riots
  • Black Panthers founded

    Black Panthers founded
    Huey Newton and Bobby Seale
  • "Black Power"

    "Black Power"
    Stokley Carmichael, SNCC radicalized
  • Loving v Virginia

    Loving v Virginia
  • Race Riots, Newark and Detroit

    Race Riots, Newark and Detroit
  • MLK Assassinated

    MLK Assassinated
    James Earl Ray
  • AFFIRMATIVE ACTION-Executive Order 11246

    AFFIRMATIVE ACTION-Executive Order 11246
    Requires government contractors "to take affirmative action" in hiring and employment
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Civil Rights Act of 1968
    prohibit discrimination in the sale, rental, financing of housing