Civil Rights Movement

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  • White Primary is abolished in GA

    White Primary is abolished in GA
    href='' >Picture</a> In the 1900's, Georgia's government ruled that only whites where allowed to vote in the primary elections. This was then repealed in when the Supreme Court ruled that the white primaries in GA were unconstitutional, in 1946. This allowed black voters to actually have an effect on the whole campaign.
  • Integration of the Armed Forces

    Integration of the Armed Forces
    InfoPicture The Integration of the Armed Forces began when President Harry S. Truman signed the order. This allowed for blacks to fight for their country and serve alongside other white men.
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    InfoPicture Oliver Brown filed a lawsuit against the Board of Education in Topeka, Kansas concerning the segregation of schools in the area. His third grade daughter had to walk a mile to get to a black school. When a white school was just seven blocks from their house. The Supreme Court ruled that the schools will be integrated and Brown was very happy.
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    The Murder of Emmett Till
    InfoPicture Emmett Till was murdered by Joy Bryant and J.W. Milam on August 28, 1955 in Mississippi. Emmett Till was reported to be flirting with Roy's wife Carolyn. Roy was furious and kidnapped Till. He and Milam brought him to an old shed and beat him. They shot him twice, tied a barbed wire noose to a 70lb cotton gin, to be used as a weight, around his neck, stripped him nude, and thew him in a river.
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    InfoPicture Rosa parks seated herself in the front section of a Montgomery bus in 1955, which was a whites only section. She refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white man, so she was arrested and fined. Martin Luther King Jr. formed a group that then boycotted the buses for 382 days.
  • Change to Georgia's state flag

    Change to Georgia's state flag
    InfoPicture In 1956 Georgia's Legislature added the Confederate Flag to the former GA flag. This was also a way to fight back in response to the Federal Government integrating all the schools so blacks can be at the same school as whites. GA's legislature did not like that.
  • Crisis at Central High School and the "Little Rock Nine"

    Crisis at Central High School and the "Little Rock Nine"
    Infopicture The students at a white school in Arkansas called Little Rock Central High School scream and shout horrible things at the nine black students that will be attending the school after it was integrated. The nine had to be escorted in by the U.S. Army and the crowd was held back by the National Gaurd.
  • Hebrew Benevolent Congregation in ATL bombed

    Hebrew Benevolent Congregation in ATL bombed
    InfoPicture The Temple which was a Jewish reform school was bombed on the morning of October 12, 1958. Nobody was injured or killed in the explosion which blew through the side of one of the oldest and wealthiest Synagogues in Atlanta. The explosion was predicted to have contained around 50 sticks of dynamite.
  • Sibley Commission

    Sibley Commission
    InfoPicture The Sibley commission was created in Georgia during the year 1960. The main objective was to create awareness and find the opinions of people on the subject of desegregation. Georgia's Governor was given 2 choices, desegregate the schools and break his promise to the people or close the schools down. Many of the Governor's surveys found that almost all the people would rather choose closing than have their child go to school with black kids.
  • Integration of the University of Georgia

    Integration of the University of Georgia
    InfoPicture The integration of UGA beagan when Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter-Gault where admitted into the University as the first black students. The other people and students in the area would come and start riots outside their dorm rooms and yell nasty things to them.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    InfoPicture Freedom Rides where interstate buses that the black people would ride around in. This was the black peoples way of showing how segregation is unfair and cruel. Whites would burn the buses to fight back against the protesting blacks.
  • Albany Movement

    Albany Movement
    InfoPicture In 1961 a bunch of SNCC activists came to Albany, GA to rejister black voters to help promote desegregation of the city. Martin Luther King Jr. was also involved in the protests. He and alot of others where jailed. The Albany movement was just concidered a failure because the blacks didn't acheive their goal of filling the jails.
  • Birmingham, AL protests

    Birmingham, AL protests
    InfoPicture The same group of people from the Albany Movement came to Birmingham, AL to protest with their new knowledge of what to do and what not to do in protesting. They went through the streets shouting and chanting for desegregation in what was one of the most segregated towns in the nation. they recieved almost nothing in return except a few maybes and JFK stating that he will introduce Civil Rights.
  • March on Washongton DC

    March on Washongton DC
    InfoPicture Over 200,000 men, women, and children of black and white skin pile into Washington, DC to listen to MLK give his most famous speech "I Have a Dream" and to hear him speak words of desegregation and how it will end.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham bombed

    16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham bombed
    InfoPicture A white man that was part of a white supremecy group called the Ku Klux Klan or "KKK" bombed the church killing four inocent little girls. This followed the Birmingham protests which the man didn't agree that blacks and whites should be equal. This event sparked the civil rights movement and really made black protesters even more longing for desegregation.
  • John F. Kennedy assassinated

    John F. Kennedy assassinated
    InfoPicture President John F. Kennedy was shot in the head with a sniper rifle while driving in a parade with his wife and Texas Governor John Connally. The accused shooter is said to be Lee Harvey Oswald. JFK died from the fatal shot.
  • Civil Rights act 1964 passed

    Civil Rights act 1964 passed
    In 1964 Congress passed the Civil Rights act which abolished all types of segregation and discrimination against African-Americans and women in cities, schools, and at work offices and buildings.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed

    Voting Rights Act of 1965 passed
    InfoPicture This act outlawed any use of a test or requirement that might prohibit blacks and women from voting. One example is the literacy test. The southern states would make sure there was a hard reading and writing test that blacks had to take to be eligable to vote. This method used to keep the majority of blacks from voting.
  • Summerhill Race Riot (Atlanta)

    Summerhill Race Riot (Atlanta)
    InfoPicture Several thousand people race down the streets of Atlanta in protesting riots caused when a white police officer shot and killed a black man for being accused of car theft. This enraged the Georgian people and blacks began rioting over the death of the man,
  • MLK assassinated

    MLK assassinated
    InfoPicture Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray while standing on the balcony outside of his motel room in Memphis, Tennessee. MLK was shot through his right cheek and the bullet traveled down his spinal chord. He died in the hospital later that day as the entire nation mourned his death
  • All GA Schools Integrated

    All GA Schools Integrated
    InfoPicture The Georgia school board was not listening and did not allow integration to all schools. The federal Government stepped in and basically told them back in 1969 that if they don't integrate the schools they will not provide any funds to the state's schools. Therefor Georgia was forced to desegregate schools everywhere by the time of 1971.