Civil Rights

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  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    Rosa Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education
    This is how the Brown vs. Board of Education lawsuit was started in 1951. Linda’s father, Oliver Brown, and thirteen other parents tried to enroll their children in the local "white schools" in the summer of 1950, but were turned down because they were African Americans.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    He is elected president of the Montgomery Improvement Association, making him the official spokesman for the boycott.
  • MOntgomery Bus Boycott

    Start of the MOntgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    She got arrested on December, 1st because she kept on sitting on her seat in the bus even though a white man wanted to sit down.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC was closely associated with its first president, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The SCLC had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement.
  • Central High School

    Central High School
    The first schoolday of the Little Rock nine.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcom X travels around for the Islam.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee (SNCC)

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Commitee (SNCC)
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in April 1960, by young people who had emerged as leaders of the sit-in protest movement initiated on February 1 of that year by four black college students in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Freedom Riders

    The first freedom ride left Washington D.C.
  • Protests in Birmingham, 1963

    Protests in Birmingham, 1963
    The Birmingham campaign was a movement organized by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) to bring attention to the unequal treatment that black Americans endured in Birmingham, Alabama.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (or "The Great March on Washington", as styled in a sound recording released after the event) was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women.
  • Selma March

    Selma March
    The Selma to Montgomery marches, also known as Bloody Sunday and the two marches that followed, were marches and protests held in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American civil rights movement.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. §§ 1973–1973aa-6) is a landmark piece of national legislation in the United States that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.
  • Black Power

    Black Power
    Black Power is a political slogan and a name for various associated ideologies aimed at achieving self-determination for people of African/Black descent.
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    Dwight D. Eisenhower was president

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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

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    John F. Kennedy was President.

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    Lyndon B. Johnson was president.

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    Black Panthers

    The Black Panther Party (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a black revolutionary socialist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982.