Civil Rights

Timeline created by ivey
In Film
  • The Birth of a Nation(The Clansman)

    The Birth of a Nation(The Clansman)
    Depicts colored individuals as ignorant and slow. Symbolizes the Ku Klux Klan as heroic.
  • To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Rape allegations on a colored man, Tom Robinson, cause him to be injustly sentenced. A white man, Atticus Finch, defends Tom's case.
  • King

    The story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., stretching from his days as a Southern Baptist minister up to his assassination in Memphis in 1968.
  • White Dog

    White Dog
    A dog trained to attack only colored men.
  • Mississippi Burning

    Mississippi Burning
    FBI agants investigate the murder of three teenage civil rights activists, two caucasion and one colored, and expose the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Do the Right Thing

    Do the Right Thing
    Dissects the intricate web of attitudes, hatreds, frustrations and misunderstandings that go into our national experience of race.
  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    The biography of Malcom Little's life after losing his father to the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Get on the Bus

    Get on the Bus
    A bus ride to the Million Man March in Washington, D.C., in 1995. The riders discuss their own diverse racial attitudes as they head to the event.
  • Ghosts of Mississippi

    Ghosts of Mississippi
    1963 murder of civil-rights leader Medger Evers in Mississippi.
    A hero lawyer brings the culprit to justice 30 years later. White heroes defining justice for Black victims.
  • American History X

    American History X
    Two brother's avenge their father's murder that was committed by a colored drug dealer.