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Civil Rights

  • 21st amendment

    21st amendment
    21st amendment repealed the 18th amendment. Making it legal to buy alcohol again.
  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education
    The state of Kansas sanctioned segregation of public schools was a violation of the 14th amendment and was than unconstitutional.
  • White Citizens Council

     White Citizens Council
    The White Citizens Council were a network of white supremacist, and extreme right organizations in the United States, mostly in the South. The groups were founded primarily to oppose racial integration of schools.
  • Montgomery bus boycott

     Montgomery bus boycott
    When Rosa Parks got arrested most African Americans to boycott the bus and walk. This started putting buses out of business.
  • Brown v Board of Education II

    Brown v Board of Education II
    Many schools denied the original brown v the board of education. So the second one made them change with speed and integrate black students in all white schools.
  • Lynching of Emmett Till

    Lynching of Emmett Till
    Emmett till whistled at a white women so a white man beat him to death. The mother decided to have an open casket to show what they did to his son.
  • Rosa Parks arrested

    Rosa Parks arrested
    Rosa parks was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man. This started a bus boycott.
  • Bombing of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

    Bombing of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
    Fred Shuttlesworth enrolled his kids in an all white schools making white supremacists mad they attempted to bomb him. Thankfully a church member standing guard saw a bomb and quickly moved it to the street before it went off.
  • Martin Luther King House Bombing

     Martin Luther King House Bombing
    Martin Luther King Jr.'s house was bombed by segregationists. Because of the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • SCLC Founded

     SCLC Founded
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is an African-American civil rights group. SCLC, which is closely associated with its first president, Martin Luther King Jr.,
  • Eisenhower sends in Federal Troops

     Eisenhower sends in Federal Troops
    President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Arkansas. They were there to protect the African American students going to little Rock Arkansas all white schools.
  • SNCC Formed

     SNCC Formed
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was one of the major Civil Rights Movement organizations of the 1960s. It emerged from students.
  • Greensboro sit ins

    Greensboro sit ins
    African Americans would go ans sit in at bars were they were refused to be served, and sit and wait. This was apart of there many well organized non-violent protests.
  • Albany Georgia “failure”

     Albany Georgia “failure”
    Self demonstration protests got out of hand, MLK was arrested twice. When he got out of jail the second time he decided to leave town.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    They were were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States, in 1961, in order to beat the non-enforcement of the United States Supreme Court.
  • White mob attacks federal marshals in Montgomery

    White mob attacks federal marshals in Montgomery
    Federal troops who were protecting the freedom riders were attacked by an angry white mob. The angry white mob could not believe federal troops were protecting this non violent protest so they attacked them.
  • Bailey v Patterson

    Bailey v Patterson
    This case prohibited the segregation of interstate and intrastate transportation facilities. This included buses, trains, planes, that had been segregated since their existence.
  • MLK goes to a Birmingham jail

     MLK goes to a Birmingham jail
    In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested and sent to jail because he and others were protesting the treatment of blacks in Alabama. A court had ordered that King could not hold protests in Birmingham.
  • Kennedy sends in Federal Troops

     Kennedy sends in Federal Troops
    The riots in Birmingham started to get very violent. So president Kennedy sent federal troops to Birmingham to keep order, and protect american citizens.
  • Equal pay act

    Equal pay act
    The equal pay act gives equal pay based on sex. Employer can not discriminate pay.
  • Assassination of Medgar Evers

    Assassination of Medgar Evers
    De La Beckwith planned more direct action than boycotts. On June 12, 1963, he assassinated NAACP leader Medgar Evers shortly after he arrived home.
  • March on Washington “I have a Dream”

     March on Washington “I have a Dream”
    This is the famous speech that was the greatest factor to helping the civil right speech. MLK gave a speech in front of the white house and to a huge audience of protesters. Its fair to say MLK had a dream about this.
  • Bombing of a church in Birmingham

     Bombing of a church in Birmingham
    In 1963 a church with a mostly black congregation and also a meeting place for civil rights leaders was bombed. 4 young girls were killed, and many were injured.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    President Kennedy was shot in a presidential motorcade. He was hit from the crowd. It is unknown if there were multiple shooters for sure.
  • Freedom Summer

     Freedom Summer
    This was a volunteer campaign in the United States started in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African-American voters as possible in Mississippi.
  • Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner

    Murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner
    Also know as the freedom summers murders. The three were members of core. One day before leaving Neshoba County their car was pulled over and all three were abducted and killed.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended segregation in public places and banned employment racism on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • Malcolm X assassination

    Malcolm X assassination
    Malcolm X was shot before he was about to deliver a speech about his new organization called the Organization of Afro-American Unity. It was inside a ballroom in New York.
  • Selma to Montgomery March

     Selma to Montgomery March
    marchers fought for the right to carry out their protest. President Lyndon Johnson talked about this at a joint session of Congress
  • voting rights act 1965

    voting rights act 1965
    This law prohibits discrimination in voting. So all Americans a certain age can vote.
  • Black Panthers Formed

     Black Panthers Formed
    The Black Panther Party or the BPP was a political organization founded by Bobby Seale. Founded in 1966.
  • loving v Virginia

    loving v Virginia
    This case made it do interracial people could marry each other. the case happened because a white man married a woman of color and they were sentenced a year in prison.
  • Minneapolis Riots

     Minneapolis Riots
    North Minneapolis Plymouth Avenue a series of assaults and vandalism occurred. People argue that they were a series of criminal activities.
  • Detroit Riots

     Detroit Riots
    This was the bloodiest race riot in the "Long, hot summer of 1967." Composed mainly of confrontations between black people and the police.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr., an American civil rights leader, was shot at a Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968. He was rushed to a local Hospital, and was pronounced dead.
  • Assassination of Robert “Bobby” Kennedy

    Assassination of Robert “Bobby” Kennedy
    He just won the California primaries. He was than shot in his hotel. Before he could get the presidential nomination.