civil rights movement

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  • Greensboro sit- ins

  • The downtown Greensboro Woolworth desegregates its lunch counter after six months of sit- ins

  • Martin Luther King Jr joins a student sit in

  • Presidential canadiate John F. Kennedy phones kings wife, Corretta

  • Robert Kennedy convinces the judge to release king on bail

  • The supreme court hands down a 7-2 decision in the Boynton V. Virginia case

  • The freedom riders, composed of seven African-Americans and six white activists leave washington D.C

  • Freedom Riders, now traveling into two seperate groups, are attacked outside Anninston, Alabama and in Birmingham, Alabama

  • The Birmingham group of Freedom Riders is prepared to continue their trip down south

  • A new group of young activists join two of the original Freedom Riders to complete the trip

  • president kennedy announces that he has ordered the Interstate Commerce Commission

  • civil rights activists participate in a series of protetsts, marches and meetings in Albany, Georgia, that come to be known as the Albany Movement

  • King comes to Albany and joins the protesters staying in Albany for another nine months

  • King announces that he is leaving Albany

  • The Supreme Court rules that the University of Mississippi must admit African- American student and veteran James Meredith

  • The governor of mississippi, Ross Barnett, orders state troopers to prevent Meredith from entering Ole Miss's campus

  • riots erupt at over Meredith's enrollment at the University of Mississippi or " Ole Miss"

  • Meredith becomes the first African- American student at Ole Miss after president Kennedy

  • Birmingham police arrest King for demonstrating without a city permit

  • Student Non- Violent coordinating committee holds its first meeting

  • president kennedy delivers a speech on civil rights from the oval office

  • Byron De Le Beckwith assasinates Medgar Evers

  • James meredith graduates from ole Miss

  • the march on Washington for jobs and freedom is held in D.C. Around 250,000 people participate, and king delivers his legendary " I have a dream' speech

  • The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham is bombed

  • Kennedy is assasinated

  • Malcom X leaves the nation of Islam

  • Three Freedom Summer workers, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney and Andrew Goodman disappear

  • Malcolm founds the organization of Afro-American unity along with John Henrik Clarke

  • SNCC organizes a voter registration drive in mississippi known as Freedom Summer

  • Congress passess the civil rights act of 1964

  • Riots break out in Harlem and Rochester, New York

  • The bodies of Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman are found in a dam

  • The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDM) organized to challenge the traditional state democratic party that excluded African- Americans sends a delegation to the national Democratic convention Atlantic city, New Jersey

  • The Nobal Foundation awards MLK the nobel Peace Prize

  • Malcolm X is assasinated in harlem

  • Six hundred civil rights activists, including Hosea Williams of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference ( SNCC) and John Lewis of the student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

  • King leads a march to the Pettus bridge turning the marchers around at the bridge

  • Three thousand marchers leaves Selma for Montgomery, completing the march without oppositon

  • Around twenty- five thousand people joins Selma marchers at the Montgomery city limits