Civil Rights Movement

By 062711
  • White Primary abolished in Georgia

    White Primary was a way of limiting the ability of African Americans to play a part in the political process. It was abolished because the U.S Supreme Court ruled white primary systems were unconstitutional.
  • Integration of the Armed Forces

    President Truman signed the Executive Order 9981 because African-American leaders urged him to sign antisegregation amendments.
  • Brown vs. Borad of education

    a land mark decision of the Supreme Court to separate public schools for black and white students. The Court ruled that racial segregation violated the 14th amendment.
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    Fourteen year old Emmett Till was visting his relatives in Mississippi. One day Emmett went into a store and bought some candy when he left he said "bye baby" to the store keepers wife to make his friends think he was talking to another girl. A few days later two men came to his Uncles cabin and took Emmett. Three days later his body was found in the Tallahatchie River with one eye gouged out and his crushed-in head had a bullet in it.
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks was arrested for not standing and letting a white bus rider take her seat. On December 5th African-American bus riders refusing to ride the bus until they can sit wherever they want to.
  • Change to Georgia's state flag

    Georgia changed its state flag to “Stars and Bars” and the states seal however people thought the new flag was raciest and should be changed to something else.
  • Crisis at Central High School and the "little rock nine"

    Nine African-American students enrolled at the all-white Central High School on the first day of school the Arkansas National Guard would not let them go to school and were followed by mobs making threats to lynch.
  • Hebrew Benevolent congregation in Atlanta bombed

    Early in the morning a bomb exploaded in the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple, however no one was hurt. One person took responsebility for the bombing was General Gordon of the Confederate Underground claming that they thought that Jews and African Americans were thought of as "aliens" and needed to be destroyed.
  • Integration of the University of Georgia

    The University of Georgia was segregated because of state law and school tradition. But in 1961 the court ordered two African American students to be enrolled. The two students were Charlayne Hunter and Hamilton Homes.
  • Sibley Commission

    Governor Ernest Vandiver Jr. was forced to decide between closing public schools or complying a federal order to desegregate them. Vandiver accepted the Commissions’ findings keeping the public schools in Georgia opened.
  • Sit-ins begin in Greensboro, NC

    Four African American college students from North Carolina wanted to get served at an all-white Woolworth's. When they asked for food they were rejected and asked to leave. When the students returned to campus they were greeted as heros.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the South. They challenged the status quo by riding buses into the South by challenging laws that enforced segregation.
  • Albany Movement

    The people of Albany Georgia started a campaign to eliminate segregation. The movement caught attention when a month later when Martin Luther King Jr. was asked to join the campaign. The movement failed to end segregation.
  • Birmingham, AL protests

    Birmingham, AL protests
    The Birmingham campaign was a movment by the SCLC to bring attention to african americans in Birmingham being treated unequal treatment.
  • Assassintion of Medgar Evers

    African American Civil Rights leader Medar Evers was shot in his driveway outside his hiome by Byron De La Beckwith.
  • March on Washington DC

    The march was for jobs and freedom to African Americans who wanted to be treated equal instead of being treated unequal. It was considerd one of the largest political rallies for human rights in U.S history.
  • 16th street baptist church in Birmingham bombed

    16th street baptist church in Birmingham bombed
    Four girls and more then 20 people were killed by a bomb that exploaded the 16th street baptist church in Birmingham.The Ku Klux Klan targeted the church because it was the largest African American church in Birmingham.
  • John F. Kennedy assassinated

    John F. Kennedy was shot while traveling with his wife and Texas govenor and the govenros wife in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. The investigation led to the killer being Lee Harvy Oswald.
  • The murder of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner

    The civil rights workers bodies were found buried in a half-built dam in Philadelphia, Mississippi.These three men were part of the Congress of Racial Equality. It was belived that all three men were shot and the blame is on the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Civil rights act 1964 passed

    The Civil Rights Act was a landmark piece of leglislation that outlawed forms of disgrimination agianst African Americans and women. It ended unequal of voter registration requirments and racial segragation in schools.
  • Selma to Montgomery March

    These marches were three marches that made the political and emotional peak of the Civil Rights movment. The first march took place on "Bloody Sunday" when 600 marchers were attacked by state and local police with clubs. The second march was the next Tuesday when 2,500 marchers turned around after crossing Edmund Pettus Bridge. And the third and last march was when the marchers walked 10 miles a day along the US Route 80. They then arrvived at Montgomery on March 24.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed

    This act outlawed discriminatory voting for African Americans across the United States who were not allowed to vote because of their race.
  • Summerhill Race Riot (Atlanta)

    Summerhill Race Riot (Atlanta)
    A race riot occured when the media started telling lies in the paper about African American attacks. The riot didn't start however until until an African American was shot by a police man. The riot lasted for a while until the mayor came in and had to call the military to break up the riot.
  • MLK assassinated

    Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennesse when he was 39 years old. James Earl Ray was charged with shooting Martin Luther King Jr.
  • all Georgia schools integrated

    all Georgia's schools were integrated by 1971 causeing an end to segregation in Georgia the teachers and students were black and white and were both treated equaly.