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Civil Rights Timeline

  • brown vs board of education

    brown vs board of education
    A black school where the kids had to walk miles to school. The school tried to get a bus but they board said no it cost to much. The white students had 30 buses and they just wanted one but were denied,
  • Emmett Till Murder

    Emmett Till Murder
    In August of 1955 two mississippi white people torture and kill Emmett Till. They did all these to a 14 year old black boy for whilsing and flirting with a white woman. This caused a big uproar in the country.
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott this was when Rosa didn't give her seat to a white person in the colored section because the white part was full. This lead to a big protest to where blacks didn't ride public buses
  • The little rock nine and school integration

    The little rock nine and school integration
    The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas.
  • Greensboro Woolworth's sit ins

    Greensboro Woolworth's sit ins
    The Greensboro sit-in was a civil rights protest that started in 1960, when young African American students staged a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, and refused to leave after being denied service. This started spread to other college towns in the south.
  • Freedom rides

    Freedom rides
    During the spring of 1961, student activists from the Congress of Racial Equality launched the Freedom Rides to challenge segregation on interstate buses and bus terminals.
  • Mlk letter from Birmingham jail

    Mlk letter from Birmingham jail
    Martin Luther King, Jr., composed a letter from his prison cell in Birmingham in response to local religious leaders’ criticisms of the campaign: “Never before have I written so long a letter. I’m afraid it is much too long to take your precious time. I can assure you that it would have been much shorter if I had been writing from a comfortable desk, but what else can one do when he is alone in a narrow jail cell, other than write long letters, . other part isn't enough room
  • Birmingham Baptist Church Bombing

    Birmingham Baptist Church Bombing
    The Birmingham riot of 1963 was a civil disorder and riot in Birmingham, Alabama, that was provoked by bombings on the night of May 11, 1963. The bombings targeted African-American leaders of the Birmingham campaign, but ended in the murder of three adolescent girls. This was a major seen in the civil right movement and a horrible event that never should have happened.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 demonstrators descended upon the nation's capital to participate in the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Not only was it the largest demonstration for human rights in United States history, but it also occasioned a rare display of unity among the various civil rights this was a huge event for MlK Jr
  • 24th amendment

    24th amendment
    On this date in 1962, the House passed the Twenty-fourth Amendment, outlawing the poll tax as a voting requirement in federal elections, by a vote of 295 to 86. This made it were anyone one could vote even if poor.
  • civil rights act of 1964

    civil rights act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Provisions of this civil rights act forbade discrimination on the basis of sex, as well as, race in hiring, promoting, and firing. This evened things out more equal for everyone.
  • Bloody sunday/ selma to montgomery march

    Bloody sunday/ selma to montgomery march
    The first march took place on March 7, 1965, organized locally by Bevel, Amelia Boynton, and others. State troopers and county possemen attacked the unarmed marchers with billy clubs and tear gas after they passed over the county line, and the event became known as Bloody Sunday. This didn't make the cops look good for attacking unarmed people and made a bad look.
  • voting rights act of 1965

    voting rights act of 1965
    This act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. It outlawed the discriminatory voting practices adopted in many southern states after the Civil War, including literacy tests as a prerequisite to voting.
  • Loving v. Virginia

    Loving v. Virginia
    On June 12, 1967, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous 9–0 decision in favor of the Lovings that overturned their criminal convictions and struck down Virginia's anti miscegenation law. The Court's opinion was written by chief justice Earl Warren, and all the justices joined it.