• Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    Board of Education of Topeka, case in which, on May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously (9–0) that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits the states from denying equal protection of the laws to any person within their jurisdictions
  • Murder of Emmett Till

    Murder of Emmett Till
    Emmett Till, a 14-year old African American boy, was murdered in August 1955 in a racist attack that shocked the nation and provided a catalyst for the emerging civil rights movement. A Chicago native, Till was visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, when he was accused of harassing a local white woman.
  • Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks and Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The boycott took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale U.S. demonstration against segregation. Four days before the boycott began, Rosa Parks, an African American woman, was arrested and fined for refusing to yield her bus seat to a white man.
  • The Little Rock Nine

    The Little Rock Nine
    The Little Rock Nine were a group of nine black students who enrolled at formerly all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in September 1957.
  • Greensborough Sit-In

  • Birmingham Riots

    Birmingham Riots
    The bombings targeted African-American leaders of the Birmingham campaign, a mass protest for civil rights.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The purpose of the march was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of African Americans.
  • Civil rights act

    Civil rights act
    The first ever civil rights act to be made in American history.
  • Mississippi Civil Rights Workers' Murders

    Mississippi Civil Rights Workers' Murders
    The murders of Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner, also known as the Freedom Summer murders, the Mississippi civil rights workers' murders or the Mississippi Burning murders, refers to three activists who were abducted and murdered in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in June 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement.