Civil rights

By hlj4576
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement"
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    United States Supreme Court case in which the Court declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Louis Till was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman.
  • SCLC

    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is an African-American civil rights organization. SCLC was closely associated with its first president, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The SCLC had a large role in the American Civil Rights Movement
  • Little Rock Nine

    students were initially prevented from entering the school by whites
  • “Bull” Connor

    uses fire hoses on inncoent black demonstrators
  • SNCC

    The Freedom Rides followed dramatic sit-ins against segregated lunch counters, conducted by students and youth throughout the South, and boycotts of retail establishments that maintained segregated facilities, beginning in 1960.
  • James Meredith

    played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement of the 1960s when he became the first African American admitted to the University of Mississippi, will visit Indiana University Bloomington on May 31-June 1.
  • Woolworth sit-ins

    four African American college students sat down at a lunch counter at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, North Carolina, and politely asked for service. Their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their passive resistance and peaceful sit-down demand helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge racial inequality throughout the South.
  • Executive Order

    equired government contractors to "take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin
  • Freedom Rides

    Civil right activists that rode busses in the segragated south in persute of freedom
  • Executive Order 11246

    Established requirements for non-discriminatory practices in hiring and employment on the part of U.S. government contractors. It prohibits federal contractors and federally assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, who do over $10,000 in Government business in one year from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.)
  • 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

    an explosion at an African-American church in Birmingham, Alabama killed four little girls in an act of racially motivated terrorism, marking a turning point in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this tragic moment, and its historical significance in contributing to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    The letter defends the strategy of nonviolent resistance to racism, arguing that people have a moral responsibility to break unjust laws.
  • The March on Washington

    The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. Attended by some 250,000 people, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage.
  • 24th Amendment

    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. The amendment was proposed by Congress to the states on August 27, 1962, and was ratified by the states on January 23, 1964.
  • Civil Rights Act

    outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women
  • Murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner

    shot at close range on the night of June 21, 1964 by members of the Mississippi White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan
  • Bloody Sunday

    The 45th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday should serve as a wake up call for all Americans. While this most certainly provides an opportunity to reflect upon and observe the progress that has been made, more attention needs to be given to the problems that continue to beleaguer our political process.
  • Malcolm X assassinated

    very well known African-American leader in the Civil Right Movement in the 1960's other than Dr. King. Instead of Dr. King's pacifist movement, Malcolm X wanted African-American people to revolt against the whites by any means necessary. He supported the Black Muslim group. He later changed his position and advocated for peaceful coexistence of races. He was later assassinated.
  • Black Panthers founded

    The Black Panthers were a group that fought for black civil rights in the 60's and were led by Huey Newton. They were all about Black power and they were quite willing to use violence to get their rights, much unlike Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • MLK is assassinated

    Huge insparation to the black community as well as everyone, was a main leader in th civil rights.
  • Loving vs. Virginia

    a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. The case was brought by Mildred Loving, a black woman, and Richard Loving, a white man, who had been sentenced to a year in prison in Virginia for marrying each other.
  • Voting Rights Act

    a United States statute that was passed in response to a series of United States Supreme Court decisions which limited the rights of employees who had sued their employers for discrimination. The Act represented the first effort since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to modify some of the basic procedural and substantive rights provided by federal law in employment discrimination cases. It provided for the right to trial by jury on discrimination claims and introduced the possibility
  • 1992 Los Angeles riots

    eries of riots, lootings, arsons and civil disturbance that occurred in Los Angeles County, California in 1992, following the acquittal of police officers on trial regarding a videotaped, and widely covered police brutality incident. They were the largest riots seen in the United States since the 1960s and the worst in terms of death toll after the New York City draft riots in 1863.