Civil Rights Movement

  • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    Linda Brown was a third grader in Topeka, Kansas. Her family and the NAACP joined her since they have been wanting to challenge the segragation in schools for years.The U.S. District Court heard Brown's case from June 25th, 1951 to June 26th, 1951. A decision for the case did not happen till May 17th, 1954 when the Court decided to rule desegragation in schools.
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  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • Desegragating Little Rock

    On this day nine black students would start to a school in Little Rock. The military had to escort them to school everyday until it was over. After all that only one of the students graduated which his name was Ernest Green.
  • Sit-ins

    On this day four students from an all black college which their names were Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and Franklin McCain sat in a segragated store to protest Woolworth's policy for excluding black people.
  • 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.
  • Birmingham Campaign

    On this date supporters of the campaign which their goal was to have total desegragation of the the downtown Birmingham merchants were arrested including Martin Luther King Jr. which his famous letter "Letter from Birmingham Jail" was later written. Later also two black students would attend school in Birmingham.
  • March on Washington

    On this day more than 200,000 supporters stood around the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous "I Have A Dream" speech. the march was a success leading to the outlawing of segragation and protecting the right to vote.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    On this day President Johnson signed this act that banned discrimanation in employment practices and public accommodations.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King jr

    At 6:01 p.m on April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King jr was shot by a sniper while standing on the balcony of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. He had a gaping wound that covered a large portion of his jaw and neck. James Earl Ray was charged for murder.