Civil Rights Movement

  • Morgan V Virginia

    The US Supreme Court invalidates provisions of the Virginia Code which require the seperation of white and colored passengers were applied to interstate bus transport.
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    Major Events in the Civil Rights Movement

  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson plays his first game for the Brooklyn Dodgers, becoming the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball
  • Hubert Humphrey

    Hubert Humphery makes a controversial speech in favor of American Civil Rights Movement at the Democrate National Convention
  • Henderson V United States

    The Supreme Court abolishes segregation in Raiload cars
  • Federal Court

    Ferdeal Court ruling upholds segregation in SC schools
  • Briggs V Elliott

    After a district court had ordered seperate but equal school facilities in South Carolina the Supreme Court agrees to hear as a part of the case Brown V Board of Education
  • US Supreme Court

    US Supreme Court wipes out segregation in Washington D.C.
  • Protests

    Protest by white parents in White Sulphur Springs, WV force schools to postpone desegregation another year.
  • Oklahoma University

    Oklahoma University allows black students
  • Bus Boycott

    The Tallahasse, Florida bus boycott begins
  • President Eisenhower

    President Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957
  • Willie O'Ree

    Willie O'Ree breacks color barrier in the National Hockey League, in his first game playing for Boston Bruins.
  • Desegregation in buses

    One Federal judge throws out segregation on Atlanta, GA buses, while another orders Montgomery registrars to comply with Civil Rights Comission
  • Woolworth's sit-in

    Four black students sit a white's only counter at Woolworth's dine-in in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders bus attacked and burned outside Anniston, Alabama
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Fidel Castro starts having missile launch sites built on Cuba
  • Cuban Missile Crisis

    Fidel Castro gets missiles from Russia
  • John F. Kennedy

    President John F. Kennedy makes famous Civil Rights speech
  • US Supreme Court

    Twenty-fourth Amendment abolishes the poll tax for federal elections