Civil Rights

By Josh C.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Homer Plessy was a colored shoe-maker that sat in the white car on a train and had refused to move out of the spot and was taken away. The reason this is important because it's one of the first cases were Blacks are starting to challenge segergration.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The father of eight year old Linda Brown charged the board of education with violating Linda's right by not accepting her to the all white school since the nearest all black school was 21 blocks away. This was a huge moment for their Civil Rights since they had called school segergation unconstitutional.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    Emmett Till was a young black male that was beaeten to death and then left in a river where he was later discovered. This was a tragety since the men who had done it had left without a slap on their hands, so the mother of emmett had asked for an open caskest funeral so that everyone could see him and attempt to start a change.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Blacks were starting to boycott buses since they didn't believe it was fair and against their constitution. They had started to boycott the buses and start to walk and this was a problem since most buses were losing money.
  • Little Rock School Desegregation

    Little Rock School Desegregation
    Arkansas was one of the first southern states to admit blacks into whites schools and in Little Rock there is where it had all happen. Nine black students were attempting to go to Little Rock for the first time going to school with whites and then this was a big moment where they started getting equal rights.
  • Sit-ins in Greensboro/Nashville

    Black students were sitting at white counters waiting to be served and they were never being served since it was restircted in the diner's . This was the starts of non violent protests.
  • March on Birmingham

    The march on Birmingham was where they were ready to start marching to Birmingham from Salem. This was aired on t.v showing people that there were non violent marcher being teared gas and beaten. This is were everything started to change since the president himself addressed this incident.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This was set by legislation in order to stop discrimination in the major forms that were being used against them.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Blacks were givien the right to have voting rights and that was a large landmark for them to have achieved since they're closer to being equal.
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Assassinated
    The reason why Martin Luther King's assissination was a large impact is because he was the main leader for leading the blacks to getting thier civil rights. The whole time he was fighting for not just himself, but everyone.