Civil Rights Era (1940-1970) starr

  • End of The White Primary In Ga

    this event gave blacks no power to vote for a democratic candidate. they had little influence in state politics.the african americans protested but white primary remained.only 10 percent of the of potential black voters actually voted.
  • The Admission of Hamilton Holmes & Charlayne Hunter Into Ga

    Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Holmes were two African Americans who admitted to the University of Georgia. Whites rioted and protested because of the schools decisions and Holmes and Hunter got suspended. They later returned to UGA to finish their studies and graduated in 1963.
  • The 1946 Governor's Race

    at this time there was a three governor controversy. it began with the death of Eugene Talmadge. The general assembly had elected Eugenes son so be the next goveronor, but as that happened, lieutenant governor Melvin Thompson claimed the office as governor. Ellis Arnall was the 3rd person to run for the governors position. he refused to leave office. Melvin Thompson won the race.
  • Brown V. Board of Education court case ruling

    this case was about the segregation of schools.
  • Founding of Student Non-Violent Coordinaying Commitee (SNCC)

  • The Albany Movement

  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington was for blacks getting jobs and gaining freedom. this event took place in Washington, D.C on August 28, 1963. about 250,000 people marched, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital.
  • The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

    Lyndon Johnson signed this law for fair treatment for every single American in America. it also banished discrimination and ended segregation in public places such as swimming pools, public schools, libraries, etc.
  • The Election of Maynard Jackson

    Mynard Jackson was Atlanta's first African American mayor. He served to consecutive years (1974-1978), and then 1978-1982. he was also elected for a third term in 1990. Jackson is best known for improving opportunities for African Americans to do business with the City of Atlanta, especially in the expansion of Hartsfield Airport-which has been renamed Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.