Civil rights

By Catcart
  • Brown v board of education

    Brown v board of education
    Brown v board of education-supreme court decision.
  • Emmit till

    Emmit till
    Murder of Emmet Till
  • Bus boycott and Rosa parks

    Bus boycott and Rosa parks
    Bus boycott begins and lasted 381 days
    Martin Luther king emerges as the leader of the boycott 1st large scale demonstrations- nonviolent in the
    Very successful
  • Southern Christian leadership conference

    Started after the bus boycott to organize protests. Martin Luther king was elected president. Organized protest around the south to coordinate events. After MLK assasination it declined. It still exists today
  • Little Rock 9

    Testing brown v board of education. 9 students were vetted to undergo this test.Airborne 101 escorted students to class. Following year all Publix schools closed (1958). Aug 29, 1959 schools reopened
  • Greensboro sit in

    4 college students sat down at a lunch counter at woodworth to be served. They were refused service. Continued to “sit-in” and others joined, the protest spread to other towns forced change
  • Student nonviolent coordinating committee and freedom summer

    Youth group of students remained fiercely independent of MLK and SCLC, generating their own projects and strategies. The two organizations worked side by side throughout the early years of the civil rights movement, this group was the second half of the freedom riders and were part of the march to selma.
  • Freedom riders

    2 weeks bus trip too the Deep South, to deliberately violate Jim Crow laws. It was organized by core. The buses were burned and riders were beaten by the kkk. Nov 1, 1961 white and colored signs are removed from bus stations, train stations, and lunch counter
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington for jobs and freedom was to advocate for thr civil and economic rights of African Americans. 250,000 people were in attendance at the Lincoln memorial. MLK was thr last to speak ans gave his “I have a dream’ speech. 70-80% of marchers were black. It helped to pass the civil rights act of 1964
  • civil rights act of 1964

    Can not be refused service
    -forbids employers and labor unions to discriminate against any person on grounds of race, color, religion, sex, physical disability or age in job related matters
    -prohibits discrimination against race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or physical disability
  • March on Selma/ Bloody Sunday

    600 students March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama to get the right to vote. They walked 54 miles and were stopped at the bridge. Seen on national television. Lbs order thr passage of 1965 voting right laws. 2nd march took place 25,000 marchers including MLK
  • Voting rights act of 1965

    One of the most comprehensive pieces of legislation in US history. Blacks were registering to vote and being elected to public office