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Civil Rights Movement

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  • White Primary abolished in Georgia

    White Primary abolished in Georgia
    PictureThe end of White PrimaryIt used blacks from voting after Civil War. Primary elections were basically the general elections, which was banned for blacks. By the time the blacks got to vote in General elections, the winner has already won (because of Primary elections) Ellis Arnall helped end this in Georgia.
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    Georgia Studies Timeline

  • Integration of the Armed Forces

    Integration of the Armed Forces
    The president was determined to stop the segregation in the armed forces. It was stated that “It is hereby declared the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin.” Many people protested but had to deal with it. Everyone didn’t come together until the Korean War.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    thinkquest.orgParents tried to sign up their children for "white schools" but was turned down. Oliver Brown fought for his child, Linda, to get into the school. After losing the state court, he decided to take it all the way to supreme court. There were many other cases the same as this all over the country, eventually they all came together as one to fight. At last, many states gave permission for blacks going to the same school.
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    54b. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus BoycottRosa Parks got on a bus. She sat in the first row of the "Colored Section" on the bus (5th row). In Mongomery when a bus became full the seats near the front were given to white passengers. The bus driver, James Blake, had asked her and 2 other African Americans to move (He said: Move y'all, I want those two seats). The others complained but Rosa didn't she just looked right at him and said," No." The bus driver warned,"Well, I am going to have to arrest you." She then said," You may do that."
  • Change to Georgia's state flag

    Change to Georgia's state flag
    An atlanta lawyer mentioned a new design for the state flag. The new flag would have some parts of the battle flag. In 1956 at a General assembly Jefferson Lee Davis and Willis Harden announced the Senate Bill No. 98 to change the state flag...again. This flag had a stamp of the Great State of Georgia on it, kind of like the one in 1920.
  • Crisis at Central High and the "Little Rock Nine"

    Crisis at Central High and the "Little Rock Nine"
    On September 3, 1957 Governor Faubus wanted to prevent 9 African Americans from integrating the Central high school. President Dwight D. Eisenhower tried to talk with Governor Faubus but could not. So, President Eisenhower federalized the Arkansas National Guard. Now, Governor Faubus could not have control over them. President Eisenhower even ordered 1,000 troops from the airborne division in fort Campbell so they could oversee the integration. All 8 out of 9 finished school. Even through racism
  • Hebrew Benevelolent Congregation ATL bombed!

    Hebrew Benevelolent Congregation ATL bombed!
    The Hebrew Benevolent Congregation in Atlanta is known as The Temple. It was bombed October 12th. "Geneeral Gordon of the Confederate Underground" took the blame. They declared anyone who didn't fire their black employees will be blown up (the store). They said Blacks and Jews are considered aliens. They were targeted as The Temple's Rabbi.
  • Sibley Commision

    Sibley Commision
    Most schools didn't want to put blacks and whites together! People took a poll and noticed that everyone would rather stop schools than blacks & whites together. The sibley commission was to help with this problem by John Sibley. They let the schools decide, about these, So, because we are so selfish, we opened private schools so they couldn't integrate.
  • Integration of UGA

    Integration of UGA
    When Judge Bootle allowed two black students to UGA, that ended 160 years of segregation! Rumors went around and the people of the university asked what was going on, they told them to just follow their normal routine's. Eventually an angry mob broke out, it sent out a bad message for the university and Georgia.
  • Albany Movement

    Albany Movement
    Supporters tried to get the SLSC to particapate more in the freedom rides like Martin Luther King Jr. It was a failure though because of the police chief named Laurie Pritchett and divisons within the black community.
  • freedom rides

    freedom rides
    Freedom Riders were made to inforce Jim Crow Laws. They were hated, and typically police never stopped the violence. The SNCC (Student non-violent coordinating comiety) rode through the places with most racism. The goal was to end discrimination.
  • Birmingham, AL protests

    Birmingham, AL protests
    When Albany entered Birmingham, Al a huge rally formed. The police and dogs came to tame them, but the blacks, unexpectadly, went to fight back! The SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) said that they would end all boycotts and protests only if store owners would hire black people. Trying to stop segregaiton, racist people caused more violence! Robert Kennedy had to send 3,000 more troops to calm everyone! Finally ending almost all segregation was GONE.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    250,000 People joined in on the March on Washington DC for jobs. It was the biggest (then) in their history. Also, the first with TV to come! It was more of a peacful kind of protest. The "Big Six" leaders were there to speak. Also, Catholic and Jewish religious leaders, Walter Reuther, Josephine Baker, and lastly Rosa Parks.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church bombed

    16th Street Baptist Church bombed
    16th Street's Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL was a popular place for Martin Luther King, Ralph David Abernathy and Fred Shutterworth to meet. It got tense when SCLC & CORE got all involved. A white man came and dropped of the bomb, later killing Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley. George Wallace (the governor) was blamed. Robert Chambliss, from the Ku Klux Klan, was chargerd.
  • Civil Rights Act 1964 passed

    Civil Rights Act 1964 passed
    The Civil Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964. The act mentioned that you couldn't show ANY racism in public or schools. This was the widest legislation since reconstruction.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Also signed by President Lyndon Johnson was the Voting Rights Act. This document stated that blacks were indeed allowed to vote. As making it a 'must' to take the literacy test to vote.
  • Summerhill Race Riot

    Summerhill Race Riot
    A riot broke out because a white policeman shot a black person outside the stadiums. Ivan Allen Jr. tried to calm the riot! Allen was also a helper of Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral planning.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated.

    Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated.
    Mr. King was shot at the Lorraine Motel. James Earl Ray was blamed for the shooting. Martin Luther King Jr. died for all African-Americans. He fought for non-violence, but was shot with a gun. Everyone was sad, mostly inspired by his story, though, he stood out and spoke about his 'dream' speech.
  • All GA schools integrated

    All GA schools integrated
    Everything started with the Brown vs. Board of Education case. A lot of people tried stoping the integration of schools. At first it was all these riots and everyone was angry with blacks actually at the school. Eventually, everyone did get over it and all of the schools were integrated! :)