American Civil Rights Movement

By Twinki
  • Plessy v. Ferguson decision

    The Supreme Court had made a decision which upheld the constitutionality of an statue requiring white and 'black' to be seperate but equal with the same accomidations on railway passenger cars.
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    American Civil Rights Movement

  • Booker T. Washington writes Up From Slavery

    Arguing that gradual progress is the best path for blacks, Washington had focused on job training for blacks and suggests that self respect would bring more opportunities.
  • Grandfather clause outlawed by Supreme Court

    NAACP successfully challenges the state laws that restricted black voting registration.
  • Japanese-Americans sent to concentration camps

    The american government ordered the removal of Japanese Americans in 1942 because of the Pearl Harbour Attack by the imperial Japanese Army. Who ever lived in the West Coast were sent to camps.
  • Korematsu v. U.S.

    The supreme court had ruled that the Japanese concentration camps were a wartime necessity.
  • Watts Riots

    Los Angeles black suburb erupts in riots, It was the most severe riot in the city's history and was the turning point in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Plessy decision was reversed by the superme court by stating that schools with segeration are by nature unequal. So then schools were ordered to become unsegregated.
  • March on Washington

    Over 200,000 white and blacks were all gathered before Lincoln Memorial to hear speaches and protest about racial injustice. One of the more important speeches at the Lincoln Memorial was Martin Luther King's speech "I have a dream".
  • Bombing of Birmingham church

    4 young black girls were killed by a bomb planted in the Birmingham Chruch. It was an act of a white supremacist terrorism, this made a turning point in the united states Civil Rights Movemnt.
  • Los Angeles riots

    The 1992 Los Angel Riots were also known as the Rodney King Riots. It started in the South of LA and soon spread out into other areas within a six day period. The riots started after a trial jury acquitted four Police Officers of assult and use of excessive force