Civil Rights and Reform in the 1960s

By Brigal
  • 13th Amendment

    The 2012 film Lincoln told the story of President Abraham Lincoln and the final month of debate over the Thirteenth Amendment, leading to its passage by the House of Representatives on January 31, 1865.
  • U.S. Supreme Court

    the U.S. Supreme Court case Plessy v. Ferguson ruled that separate-but-equal facilities were constitutional.
  • First explostion

    The first explosion was at the home of Horace Bonner “took the serious”political risk of insisting that the housing needs of the poorest of the cities poor black people be met with public funds”/ Mayor Wallace Savage
  • 1955 Emmet till-

    While visiting his relatives in Mississippi, Till went to the Bryant store with his cousins, and was accused of whistling at Carolyn Bryant. Her husband, Roy Bryant, and brother-in-law, J.W. Milam kidnapped and brutally murdered Till, dumping his body in the Tallahatchie River. Impact was to galvanize the population of action
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    In 1955, Parks rejected a bus driver's order to leave a row of four seats in the "colored" section once the white section had filled up and moved to the back of the bus.
  • Little Rock 9

    The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine African American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Their enrollment was followed by the Little Rock Crisis, in which the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Orval Faubus, the Governor of Arkansas.
  • John F. Kennedy

    President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22 in Dallas, Texas, by Lee Harvey Oswald. Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as president and wins reelection in 1964.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Robert Kennedy saw voting as the key to racial justice and collaborated with President Kennedy when he proposed the most far-reaching civil rights statute since Reconstruction, the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The 24th Amendment

    The 24th Amendment
    The Twenty-fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits both Congress and the states from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax.
  • George Floyd

    was an African-American man who was murdered by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during an arrest made after a store clerk suspected Floyd may have used a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill, on May 25, 2020. Derek Chauvin, one of the four police officers who arrived on the scene, knelt on Floyd's neck and back for 9 minutes and 29 seconds which caused a lack of oxygen