Civil Rights

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  • Brown V. Board of Education

    Brown V. Board of Education
    The Supreme Court unanimously struck down segregation in public schooling claiming it unconstitutional and a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    A very influential women, she protested segregation through everyday acts.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    A 14-year old African American boy who was allegedly flirting with a white woman and murdered as a result.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    African Americans filed a lawsuit and for 381 days, refused to use the bus services and found other means of getting to where they needed to go.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    The purpose was to carry nonviolent crusades against the evils of the second class.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Nine African-American students, as the first step to their plan, volunteered to integrate to Little Rock’s High School
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was a national protest group started by students at Shaw University with the help of Baker.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Civil rights activists joined Peck on a historical bus ride across the South that would test the Supreme Court decision banning segregating seating on interstate bus routes and segregated facilities in bus terminals.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    To persuade Congress to pass the civil rights bill proposed by Kennedy, two veteran organizers - Randolph and Rustin of the SCLC - asked Americans to march on Washington, DC.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Prohibited discrimination based on race, religion, national origin and gender in employment and public accommodations. It also enlarged the federal power to protect voting rights and speedup desegregation in schools, as well as establish the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Selma Campaign

    Selma Campaign
    King announced a 50-mile march from Selma to Montgomery that about 600 protesters participated in. TV cameras captured the mayhem that erupted as police whipped the protesters and clouds of tear gas surrounded the fallen.
  • Kerner Commission

    Kerner Commission
    President Johnson had appointed to study the causes of urban violence. The panel named one of the main causes to be white racism.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Civil Rights Act of 1968
    One of the most important acts, it prohibited discrimination in housing, strengthened anti lynching laws, and made it a crime to harm civil rights workers.