Civil Right Movement in the US

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    Civil Right Movement in the US

  • Dred Scott Decision

    Dred Scott Decision
    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Dred Scott Decision to deny citizenship and constitutional rights to all black people in the US.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Lincoln freed slaves in the Confederacy.
  • The 13th Amendment

    The 13th Amendment to the US Constitution abolished slavery. This law in the US can be seen as the legal sign within whole civil right movement in the US. It legally proves social position and class to all African Americans in the US.
  • The 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment ruled equal protection under the law to African Americans. This law in the US can be seen as the legal evidence to all African Americans to achieve their social equality and human rights in the nation.
  • The 15th Amendment

    The 15th Amendment ruled African Americans the right to vote.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1875

    Congress passed a third Civil Rights Act. It prohibited such cases of racial discrimination and guaranteed equal access to public accommodations regardless of race or color. It means African Americans in the US finally obtained their law to achieve public freedom.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Law case of Plessy v. Ferguson
  • The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    The U.S. Supreme Court's unanimously ruled in the landmark case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. It rules public school segregation was unconstitutional and paved the way for desegregation. This law case represents a victory of African Americans to obtain their social equality in the US.
  • Kidnapping of Chicagoan Emmett Till

    Kidnapping of Chicagoan Emmett Till
    Kidnapping Case of Chicagoan Emmett Till in Mississippi
  • The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was founded. It comprised of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Charles K. Steele and Fred L. Shuttlesworth. King was the organization's first president. The SCLC proved to be a major force in organizing the civil rights movement with a principle base of nonviolence and civil disobedience. It was the most important organization in civil right movement for all African Americans.
  • The Civil Right Act of 1957

  • Little Rock Nine

  • The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1960

  • Executive Order 10925

    President Kennedy issued Executive Order 10925
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James Meredith became the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi.
  • Murder of Medgar Evers

    Murder of Medgar Evers
    Medgar Evers was murdered
  • I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream
    Speech of “I Have a Dream” spoke by Martin Luther King. More than 250,000 people join in the speech in Washington. This speech can be seen as the most important and famous speech in civil right movement in the US. It significantly enhances beliefs of all African Americans to strive for their human rights and social equality.
  • The 24th Amendment

    The 24th Amendment abolished the poll tax
  • The Mississippi Freedom Summer Project

    The Mississippi Freedom Summer Project was organized
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964
    President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
  • Selma to Montgomery Marches

    Selma to Montgomery Marches
  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Congress passed the Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Executive Order 11246

    President Lyndon Johnson issued Executive Order 11246
  • Murder of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Murder of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • The Civil Rights Act of 1968

    The Civil Rights Act of 1968
    President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968
  • Philadelphia Order

  • The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987

    Congress passed the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987