Civil Rights

  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    When a group of african americans decided to challenge the constitutionality of segregation laws.Homer Plessy deliberately violated the Louisiana Separate Car Act of 1890 that required whites and non-whites to ride in separate railway cars when traveling intrastate. This is significant to the civil rights movement since they challanges segrigation
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education was when an african american girl had to pass a white school in order to get to hers which was farther so she did have to walk more just to get to the school.This plays a role in the Civil Rights Movement since the were making the girl walk farther to an all black school when she can get the same education at the school that is closer to her. Just because she wasnt of white race they made her go to another school.
  • Little Rock School desegregation

    Group of 9 black kids attend a white school for the first time and a small riot starts because the other white kids dont want them going their. Not only that, but after the National Guard was send back each kid had their own U.S. Military guy who walked them to every class to make sure the kids stayed safe. This is significant to the civil rights movement because this was another push towards having the same rights as whites. that is why they were sent to an all black school
  • Emmett Till is murdered

    A young black boy was killed because he whistled/ said hi to a white lady and the ones who killed him didn't get punished for it. This is when they had an open cast. This plays a huge role on the Civil Rights Movement because of racial proffiling. The only reason why they didnt get punished for it is because the ones who did the killing were white and so was the jury.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    There was a boycott that Rosa Parks was involved in. She refused to give up her seat for a white. This was later taken to court in when it was decided that blacks and whites sat where they pleased. This was a non violence boycott. Like the Civil Rights Movement, this to was aiming towards equal rigths. This Boycott was done so that blacks had the same rights as whites on a bus.
  • Sit-ins in Greensboro/Nashville

    There was a group of African American students who chose to sit on the counter of a diner. The whites were the ones who usually sat their. The group of African American students were prepared for anything. They were attacked and arrested. Some were issued a fine, but some joined each other and were put in jail for 30 days. This is significant to the civil rights movement since all they were trying to do is get the same rights as whites b having the right to sit up front on the counter.
  • March on Birmingham

    In this event we had around 700 kids go on a protest. They chose kids over adults because the adults can't lose their job over a march so they decided to use African American kids. This was significant to the Civil Rights Movement beccause this march was used to bring attention to the unequal treatment that black Americans were dealing with.
  • March on Washington

    The March on Washignton was when MLK gave a speech in front of the Lincon memorial. His "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony during the march. The March on Washington is significant to the Civil Rights Movement since this march focused on how race dosent matter and how everyone is ccreated equal and also how everyone has the same rights wether your white or black.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The civil rights act was an act used to out law mjor forms of discrimination against african americans. This acct was to end it all. The civil rights act was to finally leave peace for african americans.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    This event was when the right to vote was given to those of a black race. This also plays a huge role in the civil rights movement since blacks werent able to vote before because they were of different race. This was a big push towards changing the rights of african americans.
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    This was when MLK was killed outside the hotel he was staying at. MLK was an activist and prominent leader of the African-American civil rights movement. This iss really significanft to the Civil Rights Movement since he was the leader of the Civil Rifghts Movement. He wanted to chhange the lives of African Americans.