Civil Rights MASH

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  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Pesident Lincoln beleived that all slaves should be emancipated. The emancipation proclamation had many protest about it, but Lincoln insisted that it needed to be done. Also, the Emancipation Proclamation allowed African American slodiers to fight along side white soldiers for the union, in the civil war.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment officially banned slavery and involuntary service, unless it was a punishment done for a crime. It was the first of many amedments made for reconstruction after the civil war was won. 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. Abraham Lincoln was president at the time.
  • 14th Amendment

    14th Amendment
    This event overruled Dred Scott`s descision the black people could not become citizens of the United States. Stated that anyone born on USA soil would become a citizen of the USA. Made after the thirteenth amendment because althouth slavery was abolished, blacks still did not have any rights. It was one of the reconsturction amedments. Made under president Andrew Johnson.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    The 15th amendment granted African Americans the right to vote. Part of the reconstructing amendments. Although ratified in 1870, the fifteenth amendment would not be recognized for almost another century. Until the voting rights act of 1965, majority of Afroican Americans in the south were not usually able to vote.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy was jailed for sitting on a rail road car for whites only. They kicked him off the train because her was one eigths African American.
  • 19th Amendment

    Part of the Womens Suffrage movement. This amendment granted the United States women the right to vote. "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any States on account of sex", This is what is exactly written.
  • Smith v. Allwright

  • Executive Order 9981

    Executive Order 9981
    The Executive Order 9981 abolished racial segregation in the armed forces. The Africans Americans fought in the war and were deprived their rights during it and were treated wrongly. Africans were going to stop fighting in the war unless segregation was abolished.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    In Topeka, Kansas, a case was filed by Oliver L. Brown. His daughter walked a mile to get to a "negro only" school, when there was a "whites only" school 7 blocks away. Brown then filed a case against the board of education so that his daughter could go to the white only school. He claimed the system was separate, but unequal. He eventually won the case, and this event led to the end of segregation in schools.
  • Emmett Till Murder

    Emmett Till Murder
    Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi at the age of fourteen for whistling at a white women. He had dissapeared for four days and when they finally found him he had been so baldy beaten they couldn't recognize him. The Jury consisted of white men so the trial would be tried unfairly. The Jury came to the conclusion that the defendant was innocent and he was not the killer of Emmett,
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    This opposed the segregation on city transportation. The African Americans stopped riding transit which made most of the transit stations shut down because the African Americans were the main source of their income.
  • Civil Rights Act 1957

  • Greensboro and Nashville Sit-ins

    These were a series of non-violent protestest to end segregation. Mainly African American College students attended the Greensboro Protests. The Nashville sit in was where Martin Luther King Jr. made his I had a dream speech
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    Freedom Rides challenged segregation through interstate transportation. The people that took action in these were often beaten by people in the states that they went through.
  • 24th Amendment

  • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

    One of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history. This was organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations which added up to about 300,000 people attending this. Martin Luther King Jr. was there along with most of the other people big against segregation.
  • "sunday school bombing"

  • Civil Rights Act 1964

  • Voting Rights Act

  • Civil Rights Act 1968