Brookes civil rights timeline

  • Malcom x is shot dead

    Malcom x is shot dead
    was accused of preaching racism, black supremacy, antisemitism, and violence.He has been called one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history
  • Brown vs. board of education

    Brown vs. board of education
    The United States supreme court made it so blacks and whites could go to the same schools
  • Desegregation

    the Court overturned the 1896 precedent in Plessy v. Ferguson the case which established the "separate but equal" It was replaced with a legal apparatus whereby separate school systems could be challenged by obtaining a federal court order directing school districts to desegregate
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    they were a group of African-American students that had to go to a black school and then transfered into a all white school and got harassed and followed everywhere and troops wouldnt even allow them in the school
  • Emmet Till

    Emmet Till
    he was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after he flirted with a white woman and he was beatened and then shot to death.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    She refuse to take the bus drivers order and move her seat to make room for the white people.
  • Martin Luther King Arrested

    Martin Luther King Arrested
    Was the leader of the Montgomery bus boycott
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    They road public transportation in the South to challenge local laws that enforced segregation and the violence they showed got them arrested.
  • March in Wahington

    March in Wahington
    A big protest to make blacks just as equal as whites
  • Johnson signs civil rights act

    Johnson signs civil rights act
    it was forms of discrimination against blacks and women including racial segregation It ended blacks and women from being unequal and racial segregation in schools
  • Black Panther

    Black Panther
    The Black Panther Party achieved national and international notoriety through its involvement in the Black Power movement and in U.S. politics of the 1960s and 70s
  • Martin Luther King Junior

    Martin Luther King Junior
    He was assassinated in Tennessee He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986