Civil Rights Movement

By Caseyjj
  • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

  • Emmett Till kidnapped and killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman

  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat in the colored section of the bus

  • Nine Black students are refused to enter a white school, President Eisenhower sends troops to fight on their behalf

  • Four Black students sit at a segregated lunch table

  • James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the university of Mississippi.

  • Martin Luther King jr. is arrested in Birmingham and writes his "Letter from a Birmingham jail"

  • Martin Luther King jr. makes his famous "I Have a Dream" Speech in Washington D.C.

  • Three Civil Rights workers are killed by the KKK

  • Malcom X shot to death in Harlem

  • Black Panthers are founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.

  • Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated by James Earl Ray