Civil Rights :)

  • Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) established

    IGNORE 15th JUNE I DONT KNOW THE ACTUAL DATE SO JUST LEFT IT AS IT ALREADY WAS. The Congress of Racial Equality or CORE is a U.S. civil rights organization that played a pivotal role for African-Americans in the Civil Rights Movement. Membership in CORE is still stated to be open to "anyone who believes that 'all people are created equal' and is willing to work towards the ultimate goal of true equality throughout the world.”
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    Civil Rights

  • The Supreme Court declared segregation on buses that crossed state borders was illegal.President Truman established a Committee on Civil Rights.

    The committee was instructed to investigate the status of civil rights in the country and propose measures to strengthen and protect them.
  • Discrimination in the armed forces was banned.

    Executive Order 9981 is an executive order issued on July 26, 1948 by President Harry S. Truman. It abolished racial discrimination in the armed forces and eventually led to the end of segregation in the services
  • This was the first year since 1881 without a lynching.

  • The Supreme Court declared segregation in schools to be unconstitutional.The last all-black units in the armed forces were disbanded.

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott began after the arrest of Rosa Parks.

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal episode in the U.S. civil rights movement, was a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. The campaign lasted from December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested for refusing to surrender her seat to a white person, to December 20, 1956, when a federal ruling, Browder v. Gayle, took effect, and led to a United States Supreme Court decision t
  • Dr Martin Luther King became President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.The Little Rock High School clash occurs and Eisenhower had to use Federal troops to enforce the law. Civil Rights Act passed.

    The 1957 Civil Rights Bill aimed to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their right to vote.
  • First student sit-ins against segregation at lunch counters occurs.SNCC formed - Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee.Elijah Muhammad called for the creation of a separate state for blacks.

    On February 1, 1960, a group of black college students from North Carolina A&T University refused to leave a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina where they had been denied service. This sparked a wave of other sit-ins in college towns across the South. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC (pronounced "snick"), was created on the campus of Shaw University in Raleigh two months later to coordinate these sit-ins, support their leaders, and publicize their activ
  • The arrest of the Freedom Riders in the South.

    Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States in 1961 and following years to test the United States Supreme Court decisions Boynton v. Virginia (1960) and Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia (1946).
  • NAACP leader - Medgar Evers - was assassinated. 250,000 civil rights protesters marched in Washington Four black children were killed in the Birmingham church bombing - the arrested white man was charged with the unlawful possession of dynamite but not mu

    (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People)
  • Riots in Harlem (New York), Chicago, Rochester + Philadelphia.A Civil Rights Act was passed by Congress.Dr. Martin Luther King was awarded the Noble Peace Prize.

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation. It ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public
  • Malcolm X was assassinated.A civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery was lead by Dr Martin Luther King.A Voting Rights Act was passed which in theory made it illegal for anyone to restrict the right of anybody to vote.A violent riot in Watts, Los Ange

  • The idea of Black Power was introduced by Stokely Carmichael.

    The movement was prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black political and cultural institutions to nurture and promote black collective interests and advance black values.
  • State laws forbidding inter-racial marriage were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.Thurgood Marshall became the first Black American to be appointed to the Supreme Court by Texan president Lyndon Johnson.

    Anti-miscegenation laws, also known as miscegenation laws, were laws that enforced racial segregation at the level of marriage and intimate relationships by criminalizing interracial marriage and sometimes also sex between members of different races. Such laws were first introduced in North America from the late seventeenth century onwards by several of the Thirteen Colonies, and subsequently by many US states and US territories and remained in force in many US states until 1967.
  • Martin Luther King was assassinated. The man convicted of his murder - James Earl Ray - was sentenced to 99 years prison but he denied having anything to do with the murder.At the Mexico Olympics, a Black Power protest was made at the medal ceremony for t

    Martin Luther King, Jr., a prominent American leader of the African-American civil rights movement and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, at the age of 39. On June 10, 1968, James Earl Ray, a fugitive from the Missouri State Penitentiary, was arrested in London at Heathrow Airport, extradited to the United States, and charged with the crime.