Civil Rights

By ka18715
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy was a half black man and half white. When he got on a train in the whit section he was kicked out. He claimed that it was unconstiuanal. THe United States Supreme Court required that if races were to be seperated then the faclities must be sepreate but equal as a result to this.
  • Sit-ins in Greensboro/Nashville

    Sit-ins in Greensboro/Nashville
    African American college students sat at lunch counters to protest and would not get up or be violent. They were put in jail but parents stopped buying goods to let their children out. The mayor made blacks and whites able to sit at the same lunch counter.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The United States Supreme Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
  • Emmett Till is murdered

    Emmett Till is murdered
    Emmett said goodbye to a white woman. He was taken from his Uncle’s house and was beaten and sent in the river. He was extremly deformed when the police recovered his body.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa parks refused to give up her seat. She is high ranking person in AACP she planned it. People stopped riding in public buses and the government made segregated buses unconstitutional.
  • Little Rock School desegregation

    Little Rock School desegregation
    Whites and blacks were going to integrate schools in Little Rock. 9 black students went there to enroll. 1st there was the national guard to stop them from entering the school. There was a riot and they get into the school.
  • March on Birmingham

    March on Birmingham
    A bomb was thrown into a church and wounded 15 people and killed 14 after marching for segregation and being attacked with police brutality. Many were angry with how the people were treated and then later killed. Many were wondering if the peaceful protest would turn violent. They came up with the solution to get the voting rights.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    A group of 200,000 people of all races marched from the George Washington monument to the Lincoln Statue. The protested segregation and MLK Jr. gave his I have a Dream Speech. Many were in support of the protest and some joined in. It gave the movement a voice.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This outlawed any forms of discrimination against race, ethnic, national and religious minorities. Ended unequal application of voter registration requirements and racial segregation in schools, at the workplace and by facilities that served the general public
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

     Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Outlawed discriminatory voting practices towards African Americans in the U.S.
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    Martin Luther King Assassinated
    He was the leader of the civil rights movement. He was staying at a hotel and was coming outside, when James Earl Ray shot him. His death ended the strategy of non-vionlent protests.