Timeline created by byronush
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    ended the institution of slavery
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    guarenteed African American citizenship and all it's priviledges
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    granted African American men the right to vote
  • Plessey v. Ferguson

    Plessey v. Ferguson
    upheld segregation under the "seperate but equal" doctrine
  • Mendez v. Westminister

    Mendez v. Westminister
    ruled that segregation of Mexican and Mexican American students in school was unconstitutional
  • Delgado v. Bastrop

    Delgado v. Bastrop
    prohibited segregation of Mexican Americans in Texas
  • Executive Order 9981

    Executive Order 9981
    abolished racial discrimination in US armed forces and eventually led to end of segregation in services
  • Sweatt v. Painter

    Sweatt v. Painter
    ended segregation in colleges
  • Hernandez v. Texas

    Hernandez v. Texas
    ruled that Mexican Americans and all other racial groups in the US had equal protection under the 14th amendment of the Constitution
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    broke down state sponsered segregation, created a spark for the American civil rights movement
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    initiated a greater federal role in protecting the rights of African Americans and other minorities
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    outlawed poll tax
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    banned racial discrimination in voting practices by the federal government
  • Edgewood v. Kirby

    Edgewood v. Kirby
    equalized funding of public schools