Civil Rights Era

  • The 1946 governor's race

    In March 1946 the governors race started. Eugene Talmadge. died after his fourth re-election. The governor race was to elect a new governor for Georgia. It was between three men Melvin Thompson, Ellis Arnall, and Herman Talmadge.
  • End of the white primary in Georgia

    In October 28,1946 the white primary in georgia ended.This is the time when non-white voters was not allowwed to vote.The only reason it ended was because they decided nine years later that the white primary did violate the Constitution
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    In May 17, 1954 the Brown v. Board of Education took place.The Brown vs. Board of Education was a the United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation.
  • Founding of Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

    Student Non Violent Coordinating Committee on February 1960 was founded. It was founded in Greensboro, North Carolina. The person that founded the SNCC was Ella Baker. Then director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), helped set up the first meeting of what became SNCC.
  • the Albany Movement

    On November 17, 1961 the Albany Movement started. The Albany Movement was an effort to desegregate the city of Albany. On July 27, 1962 Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy pray during their arrest in Albany. The president of the Albany movement. The Albany Movement started in the fall of 1961and ended in the summer of 1962.
  • the March on Washington

    On the 28th of Aug, 1963 the March on Washington was taking place. This day over 20,000 Americans gathered in Washington D.C. This is were Martin Luther King Jr. said his most famous speech the "The I have a Dream".
  • the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    On July 2, 1964 the Civil Rghts Act was enacted.Herman Talmadge and Carl Sanders were against what president President Lyndon B. Johnson passed.The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, is considered one of the crowning legislative achievements of the civil rights movement.
  • the election of Maynard Jackson

    Maynard Jackson was elected mayor of Atlanta in 1973. He was the first Affrican-American to serve as mayor of a major southern city.Jackson served eight years and then returned for a third term in 1990.
  • Court Case Ruling

  • the Admission of Hamilton Holmes & Charlayne Hunter into UGA