civil rights

  • Plessy Vs Ferguson

    Plessy Vs Ferguson
    Plessy attempted to sit in an all-white railroad car. After refusing to sit in the black railway carriage car, Plessy was arrested for violating an 1890 Louisiana statute that provided for segregated “separate but equal” railroad accommodations. Plessy was found guilty.
  • Period: to

    new faces

  • james meredith

    james meredith
    James meredithjames was a student at the all-black Jackson State College who became the first black student to enroll at the all-white University of Mississippi.
  • twenty fourth amendment

    twenty fourth amendment
    24 amendment Ratification of the Twenty-fourth Amendment marked the culmination of an endeavor begun in Congress in 1939 to effect elimination of the poll tax as a qualification for voting in federal elections.
  • Congress of Racial Equality

    Congress of Racial Equality
    In 1942 James farmer founded the Core to improve race relations and end discriminatory policies through direct-action projects. Core
  • Sweatt V Painter

    Sweatt V Painter
    In 1946, an African-American named Heman Sweatt applied for admission to the University of Texas School of Law. His application was rejected because he was black. With the assistance of the NAACP, Sweatt filed suit and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled that it was a violation of the constitutional guarantee of equal protection under the law to deny admission on the basis of race. The Court ordered that Sweatt be admitted to the school.
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson
    Jackie Robinson became the first black player in the major leagues in 1947, signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He was named Rookie of the Year in 1947 major leagues
  • brown v board of education

    brown v board of education
    Brown v board of education“separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" brown sats as he fight the high court for public schools to ban segregation.
  • Period: to

    A change in society

    The fight of Civil rights.
  • montgomery bus boycott

    montgomery bus boycott
    Rosa Parks, refuses to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, and is arrested. Parks' arrest inspires black leaders to mount a one-day bus boycott.Bus Boycott
  • The Southern Manefesto

    The Southern Manefesto
    The Manifesto attacked Brown as an abuse of judicial power that trespassed upon states’ rights. It urged southerners to exhaust all “lawful means” to resist the “chaos and confusion” that would result from school desegregation.
  • Southern Christian Leadeship Conference

    Southern Christian Leadeship Conference
    Christian LeadershipUnder the leadership of Martin Luther King, Jr., the organization drew on the power and independence of black churches to support its activities.
  • Little Rock Centrall High School

    Little Rock Centrall High School
    Little Rock High School The court had mandated that all public schools in the country be integrated “with all deliberate speed” in its decision related to the groundbreaking case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka. On September 4, 1957, the first day of classes at Central High, Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas called in the state National Guard to bar the black students’ entry into the school. Later in the month, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent in federal troops to escort the “Little Rock Nine” into the school,
  • Greensboro sit-ins

    Greensboro sit-ins
    greensboro sit in a non-violent protest by young African-American students at a segregated Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina, sparked a sit-in movement that soon spread to college towns throughout the region.
  • Sclc

    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. Although Martin Luther King, Jr. and others had hoped that SNCC would serve as the youth wing of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference , the students remained fiercely independent of King and SCLC, generating their own projects and strategies. Although ideological differences eventually caus
  • map of the freedom rides

    map of the freedom rides
  • freedom rides

    freedom rides
    Freedom ridersDeliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders were met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.
  • medger evers

    medger evers
    medgar eversmedger was an African-American civil rights activist whose murder drew national attention. Born in Mississippi, he served in World War II before going to work for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • map of the march on washington

    map of the march on washington
  • March on washington

    March on washington
    the march A march on washington for jobs and freedom for all. Martin luther king jr perfomed his "i have a dream" speech.
  • the bombing of birmingham church

    the bombing of birmingham church
    bombing On September 15, a bomb exploded before Sunday morning services at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama–a church with a predominantly black congregation that served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders. Four young girls were killed and many other people injured
  • Map of the bombing of birmingham

    Map of the bombing of birmingham
  • map of the mississippi freedom summer

    map of the mississippi freedom summer
  • civil rights act

    civil rights act
    civil rights act of 1964The Civil Rights Act ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination that was based on race, color, religion, sex or birth place.
  • mississippi freedom summer

    mississippi freedom summer
    The Freedom Summer, comprised of black Mississspians and more than 1,000 out-of-state, predominately white volunteers, faced constant abuse and harrassment from Mississippis white population. The Ku Klux Klan, police and even state and local authorities carried out a systematic series of violent attacks; including arson, beatings, false arrest and the murder of at least three civil rights activists.
  • voting rights act approved

    voting rights act approved
    voting rightsPassed in 1965 after a century of deliberate and violent denial of the vote to African-Americans in the South and Latinos in the Southwest – as well as many years of entrenched electoral systems that shut out citizens with limited fluency in English
  • Malcolm X assassinated

    Malcolm X assassinated
    assination Malcolm X told interviewer Gordon Parks that the Nation of Islam was actively trying to kill him. On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom when someone in the 400-person audience yelled, "Nigger!
  • selma to montgomery marches

    selma to montgomery marches
    protesters attempting to march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery were met with violent resistance by state and local authorities. As the world watched, the protesters finally achieved their goal, walking around the clock for three days to reach Montgomery.
  • Letter From birmingham

    Letter From birmingham
    Martin writes a letter in response to criticism, Martins letter
  • black panthers

    black panthers
    black panthers In October of 1966, in Oakland California, Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. The Panthers practiced militant self-defense of minority communities against the U.S. government, and fought to establish revolutionary socialism through mass organizing and community based programs
  • king assassinated

    king assassinated
    king king was an American clergyman and civil rights leader who was fatally shot at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.
  • Map of kings assassination

    Map of kings assassination