Civil Rights Era

By k1022
  • The Declaration of Independence is written

    The Declaration of Independence is written
    Adopted on July 4. Declared our independence form Great Britain, and stated that all men are created equal.
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    Civil Rights Era

  • Dred Scott vs. Sanford

    Dred Scott vs. Sanford
    The Supreme Court ruled that African Americans are not citizens and therefore could not sue.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    It stated that "all persons held as slaves within the rebellious states are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    Abolished slavery
  • The Fourteenth Amendment

    The Fourteenth Amendment
    Granted citizenship, due process, and equal protection.
  • The Fifteenth Amendment

    The Fifteenth Amendment
    Allowed all men to vote regardless of race
  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Upheld segregation, Separate but equal
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    Born on June 25, 1933- first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi.
  • Congress of Racial Equality

    Congress of Racial Equality
    Championed equality
  • Executive Order 9981

    Executive Order 9981
    Established equality in the Armed Services
  • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka

    Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
    Ruled that segregation of schools is unconstitutional
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    He was an African-American boy who was murdered for flirting with a white girl
  • Rosa Parks refuses to agree to segregation

    Rosa Parks refuses to agree to segregation
    Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    People boycotted the Montgomery Bus system after the arrest of Rosa Parks.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    Formed January 10, 1957- is an African-American civil rights organization
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Nine African American students entered a white public school
  • Sit-ins

    Four African American students were refused service. The students refused to leave until the store closed
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating  Committee (SNCC)
    Lead youth based non-violent campaigns to end racism.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    In 1961 people rode buses to the Deep South and challenged segregated rulings.
  • Council of Federated Organizations

    Council of Federated Organizations
    The Congress of Racial Equality helped maximize the efforts of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Letter from Birmingham Jail
    by Martin Luther King, Jr. The letter champions nonviolent resistance to racism
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    Medgar Evers is killed- on June 12, 1963. Byron De La Beckwith was the killer
  • “I Have a Dream” Speech

    “I Have a Dream” Speech
    King called for the end of racism and discrimination in America.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    More than 200,000 Americans marched to Washington, D.C. where king delivered his speech
  • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church explosion

    Sixteenth Street Baptist Church explosion
    Robert Chambliss, Herman Cash, Thomas Blanton and Bobby Cherry bombed the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
  • The Civil Rights Act

    The Civil Rights Act
    outlawed major forms of discrimination
  • Executive Order 11246

    Executive Order 11246
    Gave people of all races equal opportunities in the work force
  • Black Panther

    Black Panther
    A political organization that sought to end racism and promote black freedom and culture.
  • Race Riots (Detroit, LA)

    Race Riots (Detroit, LA)
    A riot broke out after police officers executed a raid on an afterhours drinking club.
  • Martin Luther King is assassinated

    Martin Luther King is assassinated
    James Earl Ray killed King on April 4, 1968
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    Died January 24, 1993- He was a U.S. Supreme Court justice and civil rights advocate.