Civil Rights

By Michal2
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    NAACP won this case that weakened segregation.
    The segregated schools were declared unconstiutional.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa parks refuses to get up her seat to a white man and is arrested for violating muncipal law.
  • Civil Rights Act

    It gave the attorney general greater power to push desegregation in schools.
  • SNCC (Student nonviolent coordinating committee)

    formed mostly of college students who felt that the pace of change was slow.
  • University of Mississippi

    Federal court ruled that an African Amercan could enter the all-white University of Mississippi.
  • Washington March

    More than 250,000 people showed up, urging passage of the civil rights bill.
  • Voting Rights Act

    The law stripped away state laws that had prevented African Americans from voting.
    March took place in Alabama, led thousands from all over the country to join the march.
  • Malcolm X