Civil Rights

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    Civil Rights

  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    A supreme court case that declared state laws establishing seperate schools for African Americans and white people unconstitutional.
  • Emmit Till's death

    Emmit Till's death
    Was an African American boy who was killed due to flirting with a white woman. The two murderers were pronounced innocent. The mother of Emmit Till had an open casket funeral so people would see the horror of the body
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    Was a protest against segregated bus rides. African Americans decided not to ride the bus anymore. The bus companies needed the money since African Americans were their top customers.
  • Little Rock School desegration

    Little Rock School desegration
    9 African American students in an all white High School. This lead to many riots.
  • Sit ins in greensboro/Nashville

    Sit ins in greensboro/Nashville
    African Americans sat in an all white restuarant and refused to leave. It lead to more riots. Had a lot of media attention.
  • Plessy vs Ferguson

    Plessy vs Ferguson
    Plessy sat on a the wrong side of the train. He took it to court which failed
  • March on birmingham

    March on birmingham
    Marches in brimingham due to unequal rights. African Americans were hosed due to their actions
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    Was a march for equal rights. It's famous for Martin Luther Kings Jr's speech, I have a dream.
  • Civil Rights act of 1964

    Civil Rights act of 1964
    The act outlawed major forms of discrimination
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    This act let African Americans finally vote. It created the 15th amendment
  • Martin Luther King assassinated

    Martin Luther King assassinated
    The assassination lead to many riots.