Civil Rights

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In History
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    All the blacks had to pay way more than the whites and that they couldn't just anywhere. It was important because they had to show the man they didn't need his help , although they wanted it .
  • bus segregation terminated

  • On February 1, 1960

  • Freedom RIders

    The first time Blacks rode the bus across the south trough consecutive states.
  • 25 September 1961

  • first black kid to enroll into UM

    OCT. 1, 1962 James Meredith became the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. President Kennedy sent 5,000 federal troops to contain the violence and riots surrounding the incident.
  • First black students in AU

    In June 1963, national attention shifted momentarily away from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa, where Vivian Malone and James Hood, black students from Mobile and Gadsden, attempted to enroll at the University of Alabama
  • Mississippi Naacp field secretary... Murdered

    Mississippi's NAACP field secretary, 37-year-old Medgar Evers, was murdered outside his home in Jackson, Miss. Byron De La Beckwith was tried twice in 1964, both trials resulting in hung juries. Thirty years later, he was convicted of murdering Evers.
  • Burmingham bombing

    On September 15, 1963, a bomb exploded at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church just before the start of Sunday school, killing Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Denise McNair, and Carole Robertson, who ranged in age from 11 to 14 years old.
  • The Great March

    On March 7, 1965, as several hundred marchers crossed Selma's steeply arched Edmund Pettus Bridge