Civil Rights

  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    When Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat in 1955, it wasn’t the first time she’d clashed with driver James Blake. Parks stepped onto his very crowded bus on a chilly day 12 years earlier, paid her fare at the front, then resisted the rule in place for Black people to disembark and re-enter through the back door. She stood her ground until Blake pulled her coat sleeve, enraged, to demand her cooperation. Parks left the bus rather than give in.
  • Birmingham Campaign

    Birmingham Campaign
    Goal of the Birmingham campaign was to end discriminatory economic policies in the Alabama city against African American residents. They faced deep financial disparities and violent reprisal when addressing racial issues. The campaign included a boycott of certain businesses that hired only white people or maintained segregated restrooms. Protesters used nonviolent tactics such as marches and sit-ins with the goal of getting arrested so that the city jail would become crowded.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    This march went down in history as Bloody Sunday for the violent beatings state troopers inflicted on protesters as they attempted to march peacefully from Selma, Ala., to the state capital, Montgomery. The march was aimed at fighting the lack of voting rights for African Americans.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    This boycott was born after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., to a white male passenger. The next day, Dec. 1, 1955, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. proposed a citywide boycott against racial segregation on the public transportation system. African Americans stopped using the system and would walk or get rides instead.
  • Black Lives Matter (BLM)

    Black Lives Matter (BLM)
    Black Lives Matter is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people.
  • Black Population Modern Day

    Black Population Modern Day
  • America Calls for Modern Day Civil Rights

    America Calls for Modern Day Civil Rights
    The call for a modern-day civil rights movement. People come together and show their respect for African Americans
  • Breonna Taylor

    Breonna Taylor
    This relates to civil rights because it was a white cop that killed a black girl. This started many riots because the black people want to be treated equally.
  • George Floyd Riots

    George Floyd Riots
    After the death of George many people started harmful riots across the US.
  • Blacks Killed

    Blacks Killed
    This chart shows how many black citizens are scared of being harmed.