The civil rights era

  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa  Parks
    Rosa parks refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white man and got arrested that started outrage and support through the country but that later started Montgomery improvement association (MIA).
  • Little rock nine

    Little rock nine
    nine students from nine all-black high schools was sent to central high school but was meet by the Arkansas national guard and a screaming mob they tried a few weeks later but had to be removed for safety and they were later known as the little rock nine.

    On September 9 the first major legislation since the reconstruction it was sighed by president Eisenhower it finally went into law later that day. It allowed prosecution for anyone who shall not let somebody vote It also created a investigate voter fraud fee.
  • Woolworth's lunch counter

    Woolworth's lunch counter
    Four college students refused to leave a Woolworth lunch counter for not being served and started a boycott and hundreds of people joined across the state some were arrested but the owners eventually caved and served the four college students.
  • March on washington

    March on washington
    over 200,000 black and white, marched Washington D.C to force equal rights and is were Martin Luther King said the famous I have a dream speech.
  • civil rights act

    civil rights act
    Lyndon b. Johnson sighed the civil rights act that was initialed by JFK before his assassination it went in to action July 2 1964 witch helped end segregation in public buildings and it banned employment discrimination.
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    civil rights leaders assassinated

    in February the Organization of the Afro-American Unity founder Malcolm X was assassinated at a rally.
    In April Martin Luther King Jr the leader of the civil rights movement was shot of of his hotel room balcony right after getting equal rights.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Martin Luther King was leading a march crossed the Edmund petted bridge but little did they know the Alabama state and local police were on the other side with tear gas refusing to stand down, protesters moved forward and were beaten and teargassed by police and dozens of innocent people were sent to the hospital.
  • Voting rights act of 1965

    Voting rights act of 1965
    President Johnson signed the the voting rights act it went farther than the civil rights act of 1964 the new law banned literacy tests and allowed certain voting jurisdictions for the people It also allowed the attorney general to contest state and the local poll taxes.
  • Fair housing act of 1968

    Fair housing act of 1968
    The Fair Housing Act became a law on April 11, 1968, 9 days after
    Martin Luther King’s assassination in Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. The law prevented bad housing or not being able to get a good house based on based race, It was the last legislate to be made during the civil rights era.