Civil Right Timeline

  • slavery was banned

    slavery was banned
    People were no longer able to have slaves. The south depended on cheap slave labor
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    Civil Rights

  • Missouri Compromise

    Missouri Compromise
    this Prohibited slaves to move north of 36° latitude. There had to be an equal amount of slave states and free states.
  • Seneca Falls Convention

    Seneca Falls Convention
    Women's rights convention the first major assembly of women speeking for their rights. Addressed voting, job equality, education equality, divorcing, and property rules.
  • Dred Scott v. Sandford

    Dred Scott v. Sandford
    Missouri Compromise was unconstitutional. Slaves were property not u.s. citezens so they couldnt fight aganst their crimes.
  • 13th Amendment was passed

    13th Amendment was passed
    the 13th Amendment stated that all forms of slavery were banned
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Andrew Johnson vetoed Congress overrode veto that gave the government power to intervene when states restricted black rights it was in response to the Black Codes
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    this gave Citizenship to all freed slaves. Violations of 14th amendment were Single-sex public nursing schools, Laws that consider males adults at twenty-one years but females at eighteens and last Laws that allow women but not men to receive alimony
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    Right to vote regardless of race or color (not women)
  • Civil Rights Cases

    Civil Rights Cases
    Five separate cases regarding the Civil Rights Act and it Reinforced Jim Crow system
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    racisem on trains and buses Separate but equal. black people had to sit on the back of the bus or train.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    the 19th Amendment states that anyone can vote based on gender.
  • WWII Korematsu v. US

    WWII Korematsu v. US
    Roosvelt felt that Asians were a threat during WWII because of the United States involvement with Japan Very discriminatory Racial profiling
  • Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus

    Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    this was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Governor Farbus of Arkansas brings in National Guard to prevent black students from going into a white school.

    Governor Farbus of Arkansas brings in National Guard to prevent black students from going into a white school.
    the first day of school at Central High, a white mob gathered in front of the school, and Governor Orval Faubus deployed the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the black students from entering.
  • Sit in at Woolworth's lunch counter

    Sit in at Woolworth's lunch counter
    four african american college students sat down at a lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina and politely asked for service. they were rejected and when they were asked to leave they keep in their sets
  • Freedom riders bus burned

    Freedom riders bus burned
    When the activists reached Alabama on May 14 the attacks intensified. The Greyhound riders were met in Anniston by a mob whose members threw rocks and slashed the bus’s tires. The driver managed to drive the bus a few miles out of town. When he stopped to repair the tires, white supremacists firebombed the vehicle. For that group the Freedom Ride had ended.
  • The Other America written by Michael Harrington

    The Other America written by Michael Harrington
    this book talked about how we think that america is this perfect place but he shows the truth about how jest because the color of you skin we are seperated
  • MLK writes Letter from a Birmingham jail

    MLK writes Letter from a Birmingham jail
    Dr. King wrote the letter from the city jail in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was sent after being rrested for his part in the Birmingham campaign.
  • Peaceful demonstrators ruthlessly attacked in Birmingham, Alabama- MLK arrested.

    Peaceful demonstrators ruthlessly attacked in Birmingham, Alabama- MLK arrested.
    Birmingham police and firefighters ruthlessly attacked civil rights demonstrators. Thousands were arrested and jailed, including children as young as six. The nation looked on in horror as the Associated Press sent out images of police beating demonstrators with batons and unleashing dogs onto the crowd, all while the Birmingham Fire Department hosed down the peaceful demonstration with fire hoses.
  • John F. Kennedy assassinated

    John F. Kennedy assassinated
    Kennedy was assassinated at 12:30 p.m on november 22, 1963 in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas
  • Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President

    Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President
    he was Kenndys vice presdent and when Kenndy was killed he took office
  • 24th amendment passed

    24th amendment passed
    this stated that african americans did not have to pay to vote
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    this Outlawed discrimination in voting Banned discrimination in public accommodations Desegregation of public schools and facilities Prohibited discrimination in employment.
  • Malcolm X dies

    Malcolm X dies
    he went to speek at a confrence he was killed by two black people from the religon after he went to a new religon
  • Voting rights act 1965

    Voting rights act 1965
    it stated that you could eney one can vote enless if you have felonies
  • Watts riots

    Watts riots
    The six-day riot resulted in 34 deaths 1,032 injuries 3,438 arrests and over 40 million dollers in property damage. It was the most severe riot in the city's history until the Los Angeles riots of 1992.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assasinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. assasinated
    Dr. king was standing on the balcane and was shot by a sniper.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    Dr. kings famous "i have a dream" speech
  • Forced busing begins

    Forced busing begins
    the forced busing was sending student to school seting right the prior racial segregation of schools