African American's Civil Rights History

By 2093436
  • Period: to


  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded

    The NAACP tries to ensure equality to all citizens
  • Universal Negro Improvement Association

    Created a sense of pride and unity among African Americans
  • Integration of US Armed Forces

    After WWII, President Truman officially integrates the United States Armed Forces
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Declares segregation of schools unconstitutional
  • Mongomery Bus Boycott

    After Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white person on a bus, the Montgomery Bus Boycott begins. Montgomerys buses are integrated on Dec. 21
  • Little Rock Nine

    Nine African American students are blocked from entering an all white school.
  • Sit-ins

    African American students sit in a restaurant in a non-violent protest of its segregation
  • March on Washington

    movement to support equal rights for african americans
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Stopped segregation in public places
  • Voting Rights Act

    Everyone can vote, no matter their race
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Can not discriminate when it comes to housing (renting, buying, etc)
  • Meredith v. Jefferson

    Race was considered when assigning kids to schools and this was declared unconstitutional