Civil Right Era

  • End of White Primary in Georgia

    In October 1945, a federal court said that Gerogia's white state primary was unconstitutional. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld that decision in 1946. Class textbook. The white supremacists said Georgia had to protect blacks from voting.
  • The 1946 Governor's Race

    This election was the the first since white primary ended in 1944. The three governors that were competing were Melvin Thompson, Ellis Arnall, and Herman Talmadge. Melvin Thompson thought he would win since he was elected lieutenant governor.
  • Brown v. Board of Education Court Case Ruling

    Thurgood Marshall was the NAACP attorney. This case was about how the black children weren't getting an equal education, teachers wern't getting paid the same and the school buildings and supplies wern't as good as the white's education. This case also showed that the social skills of the students were being affected by segregation in a negative way.
  • Founding of Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee(SNCC)

    This group was made up of white and black college students who wanted to try and desegregate public spaces. They would peacefully protest using sit-ins. They worked to gain equal rights for black collge students all over the country.
  • The Admission of Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter into UGA

    They were the first black students that were accepted into UGA. Riots were started by the white students beacuse they were against desegregation which meant Hamilton and Hunter were temporarily suspened. They soon returned back and both graduated in 1963.
  • The Albany Movement

    A desegregation group was formed to try to desegregate Albany, Georgia. The SNCC and the NAACP were involved in the movement. This was known as a failure because they didn't accomplish anything.
  • The March on Washington

    This took place in Washington D.C. for jobs and equal rights. Martin Luther King, Jr. made his important speech on this day. It was attended by approximately 250,000 people and the first demonstration to be featured on televison coverage.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    This act made segregation illegal everywhere across America. This act also outlawed discrimination of race, color, religion, and sex illegal too. It was passed by President Johnson.
  • The Election of Maynard Jackson

    Maynard Jackson was the first black mayor to serve the city of Atlanta. He served as the mayor for eight years. He changed the economic opportunities for African Americans.