civil rights

  • Nat Turner

    Nat Turner
    Nat Turner led a slave rebellion in virginia. In the end 100 slaves died and 55 caucasians died. After the fight Nat and his followers were all hung.
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  • Fourteenth Amendment

    Fourteenth Amendment
    The fourteenth amendment was passed which gave african americans citizenship. deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Plessy Vs. Ferguson was a case debating segregated railroad cars. It was said to be an " equal but seperate" case. Plessy sat in a white train car and could have passsed as a white man, but was said to be dark complected and was moved to the black car. Plessy's lawyer stated that this violated the 14th amendment and te "separate but equal" doctrine was extended to cover many areas of life, like at reastaurents, schools, theaters, and public restrooms.
  • Army

    President Truman issues an order that stated segregation in the millitary was prohibited.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    Emmett Till was 14 years old when he was kidnapped, badly beaten, and shot in chicago for supposedly whistiling at a white women. The case was taken to a white jury and the men involved got away without being charged. After the case closed both of the men bragged about the murder in a magazine interview. The case later got a lot of attention.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    This was the day when Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat for a white passenger on the bus. Back then African Americans were segregated. Rosa Parks was arrested and a black community launched a bus boycott until busing systems weren't segregated.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James Meredith was the first black man to attend a university. Many people disagreed with the university letting a black man attend the school so president kennedy sent 5000 troops to stop riots from breaking out.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King

    Dr. Martin Luther King
    Doctor Martin Luther King makes his I Have A Dream Speech.