Civil Rights Movement

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  • White Primary is abolished in GA

    White Primary is abolished in GA
    In 1946 abolishment of the white primary happened, which lead to african american participation in politics. This leading to the most patcipation in politics of African Americans since the reconstruction. The white primaries made it so African Americans could not partcipate in politics. It was abolished because the supreme court found it unconstitutional.(Picture
  • Integration of the Armed Forces

    Integration of the Armed Forces
    The integration of the armed forces was a great event to happen in our military. It lead to the development of the armed forces and helped to start an end to segregation in the military. President Henry Truman signed the act inorder for our military to accept everyone as an equal. (Picture
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    This was a law suit filed against the BOE in Kansas by thirteen parents. The parents thought it only right for their children to attend the schools closest to their home and that it was unconstitutional for there to be segregation in schools. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson of 1896 which allowed state-sponsored segregation. This later led to the end of segregation in schools and opened the door for the civil rights movement. (Picture
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a protest that started in 1955 in Montgomery, Al. It was all started when Rosa Parks, was arrested for sitting in a white mans seat on the bus. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and others, were involved in this boycott. The boycott caused financial problems for the public transit system, After twevle months of boycotting the bus system new laws were put into place to end segregation.
  • Change to Georgia's state flag

     Change to Georgia's state flag
    1956 flag claimed that the flag was a celebration of the upcoming Centennial five years of the Civil Rights Movment. But more people saw it as a protest of the supreme courts desicion to integrate schools in the state.
  • Crisis at Central High School and the “Little Rock Nine”

    Crisis at Central High School and the “Little Rock Nine”
    The "Little Rock Nine" were a group of African American teenagers enrolled at Little Rock Central HS. On the first day of school they were threatened, mocked, and escorted away from school by the national guard. After many hearings and protest the governor of AR asked Eisenhower to send troops so he could enforce the desegragtion laws implemented by Brown vs. BOE. They were eventually allowed back into school and Ernest Green was the first african american to graduate from Central HS.
  • Hebrew Benevolent Congregation in ATL bomb

     Hebrew Benevolent Congregation in ATL bomb
    The synagogue was one of Atlanta's oldest and wealthiest. No one was injured in the bombing. Those who heard the blast reported a "loud explosion" to police and newspapers. The bombers bombed the synagogue because they wanted to spread rasicm. They warned that if employers didn't fire their negro workers they would regret it.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Freedom Riders were a group made up of 7 blacks and 6 whites on 2 seperate buses. They idea was to test the segregation laws and to draw attention the ciril rights act. Their efforts were very eye opening to the American public on how bad things really were. Which led to great awareness of the Civil Rights Movement in New Orleans.
  • The Integration of UGA

    The Integration of UGA
    In January of 1961, Judge Bootle ordered that Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter be admitted to UGA. This ended over 160 years of segregation at the school. This cause a constitutional crisis for state govenment and the possibility for the closing of UGA. Ultimatly causing riots on campus and state officials to repeal the laws that support integrated schools.
  • Sibley Commisson

    Sibley Commisson
    The Sibley Commission was a report that gathered local residents thoughts on desegregation. It created the path to help put an end to the resistance of desegregation in schools. This commission allowed the people to decide what choice they wanted, either closing schools or allowing desegregation to take place.
  • Albany Movement

    Albany Movement
    The Albany Movement was the first civil rights movement to try to get an entire town of Albany Ga. to join as one in desegregation. Martin Luther King Jr., NAACP and the SNCC were all involed in the movement. Around 1000 people including King were arrested during the protest. The result ended in failure, but did set better goals resulting in the Birmingham Al. success.
  • Birmingham, AL protests

    Birmingham, AL protests
    Birmingham was one of the most racially divided cities in the US. Protests began to end public discrimination. The SCLC was the organiztion that helped lead the protests in Birmingham. Wyatt Walker and Fred Shuttlesworth began project C, which was set into place to cause many to be arrested during protests. Since media was getting involved, Eugene Conner "Cheif of Police" used violent methods to scare away protestors.
  • March on Washington DC

    March on Washington DC
    The March on Washington DC was the largest civil rights demonstration for human rights America has ever seen. It was lead by Randolph, MLK Jr., John Lewis and many others. This is where Martin Luther King gave his "I have a dream" speech. This rally was one of the main reasons that helped pass the Civil Rights Act and The Voting Act.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham AL bombed

    16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham AL bombed
    The 16th St. church was a meeting place for MLK, Abernathy, and Shuttersworth. On the 15th of September a bomb was placed under the steps leading into the chuch, at 10:22am the bomb exploded. It killed 4 girls and wounded 23 others. Witnessess identified Robert Chambliss (KKK member) as the bomber. www
  • John F. Kennedy Assassination

    John F. Kennedy Assassination
    JFK was assassinated on 11.23.1963 in Jacqueline Texas in broad daylight. He was fatally shot with a sniper rifle by Lee Harvey Oswald. Who was later killed by Jack Ruby before Oswald went to trial. It is still not known exactly why Kennedy was murdered. Some believe it was a conspiracy or a government cover up.
  • Civil Rights Act 1964 Passed

    Civil Rights Act 1964 Passed
    Lydon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act on July 2, 1964. The Act prohibited discrimination in public places, provided integration of schools, and made it illegal for employers to discriminate.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 Passed

    Voting Rights Act of 1965 Passed
    Lydon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act on August 6th, 1965. It banned any discrimination towards voting practices that were made in the south after the Civil War. Also expanned voting rights for imigrants. It had a big impact in the Civil Rights Movement!
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  • Summerhill Race Riot (Atlanta)

    Summerhill Race Riot (Atlanta)
    It involved several thousand peopleand took place in the Sumerhill neiborhood, In Atlanta, GA. It happened because police shot a suspected black theif. They got mad because they shot him once he was already on the ground.It made sevral people mad and cuased many arrest and many injuries.
  • M.L.K assination

    M.L.K assination
    It happened in Memphis,Tennesse. There are many therios about what really happened in the killing of, King. Some think that the FBI was involved, even though James Ray was convicted. There were many riots for his death though not many in ATL.
  • All Georgia schools integrated

    All Georgia schools integrated
    All Ga schools were integrated in1971 even though they started in 1961. Many schools/unvercities protested and found ther ways around for a while. Until they eventually shut down or forced the schools to agree.