American Civil Rights Movement

Timeline created by yourmumcris69
  • Executive Order 9981

    Executive Order 9981
    Issued by President Truman, stopped racial segregation in the armed forces.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Declared seperate school for blacks & whites unconstitutional
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat
    Rosa Parks is sitting in the middle of a public bus; however, if whites were standing due to a lack of seats, blacks were required to give them their seats and move to the back. Rosa Parks refused to do this and was arrested.
  • James Meridith

    James Meridith
    James Meridith was the first black person to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Violence and racial abuse caused President JFK to send 5,000 US troops
  • MLK arrested

    MLK arrested
    Martin Luther King is arrested and jailed during anti-segregation protests in Birmingham, Ala.
  • Malcolm X shot dead

    Malcolm X shot dead
    Black nationalist Malcolm X was shot dead. He was assasinated.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Civil Rights Act of 1968
    Equal housing opportunities regardless of race, creed, or national origin.
  • The death of Rosa Parks

    The death of Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks found dead in detroit Michigan
  • Correta scott dead

    Correta scott dead
    Coretta Scott King dies of a stroke at the age of 78
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    African americans were given the right to vote