Civil Rights Movement

By bwelte4
  • Hattie McDaniel, first African American to win an acadamy award

  • Tuskegee Airmen

    US forms an African American air combat unit
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson played his first game as a dodger. The first black proffessional baseball player.
  • Sipuel v. Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma

    Supreme Court rules that State of Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma could not deny admission based on race.
  • Executive Order 9981

    President Harry S. Truman issued Executive order 9981 which ended segregation in the Armed Forces.
  • Atlanta hires first black police officers

  • Henderson v. United States

    Supreme Court banned the segregation of railroad dining cars.
  • Supreme Court stops segregation of restauraunts in DC

  • Sarah Keyes v. Carolina Coach Company

    First black to challenge seperate but equal in bus segregation
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Landmark Supreme Court case that declared segrigation of schools unconstitutional.
  • Executive Order 10590

    President Eigenhower signs the order which enforces a nondiscrimination policy in federal employment.
  • Interstate Commerce Commission

    Bans bus segregation in interstate travel.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man and is arrested and put in jail.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Protested the segregation of public transport. Led to Browder v. Gayle, which declared the segregation unconstitutional.
  • Tallahasse Bus Boycot begins

  • Little Rock Nine

    9 black students in Little Rock Arkansas were prevented from entereing the school by the Arkansas National Guard.
  • Freedom Riders

    This date is the start of teir voyage. The freedom riders were a group of civil rights activists that rode the busses into the segregated south to promote desegregation.
  • 'I Have A Dream Speach'

    MLK's big speach in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington.
  • 24th Ammendment

    Banned poll taxes.