Civil Rights Movement

By cory607
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    President Lincoln addresses the nation with the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves
  • Plessy vs Ferguson

    A court case rules in favor of segregation of schools
  • Creation of NAACP

    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is founded
  • Brown vs Board of Education

    A court case ruled the segregation of schools as unconsitutional
  • Rosa Parks arrested

    Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to sit in the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Little Rock Nine

    In Little Rick, Arkansas, nine African American students are the first to attend an all-white school following the rulings of the Brown vs. Board of Education case
  • Greensboro Sit-ins

    Four black college students arranged a "sit-in" where they refused to move from a restaurant that served only white patrons
  • Freedom Riots

    A number of activists rode buses to areas where segregation was supported to protest recent court rulings of Boynton vs Virginia
  • MLK gives famous Speech

    Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his famous "I Have a Dream" speech outlining his dream of equality for all people
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall was the first Black American to serve in the US Supreme Court
  • MLK Assassination

    Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 39