Civil Rights Movement

  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The Supreme Court rules against segregation in schools
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white person.

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat to a white person.
    This triggers the boycott of the Montgomery Bus System by African Americans.
  • Bus Segregation: Unconstitutional

    Bus Segregation: Unconstitutional
    The Supreme court rules that the segregation of the Montgomery Bus System unconstitutional.
  • MLK Jr. founds the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    MLK Jr. founds the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    This organization was created to work for equality for African Americans.
  • Students desegregate Little Rock school.

    Students desegregate Little Rock school.
    9 students are escorted by soilders to desegreate school in Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • March on Washington, DC

    March on Washington, DC
    More than 200,000 march on Washington and MLK Jr. gives his "I have a dream" speech.
  • Bombing of 16th St. Baptist Church

    Bombing of 16th St. Baptist Church
    4 African American girls killed in the bombing.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act giving the government power to prosecute discrimination.
  • Selma to Montgomery Protest

    Selma to Montgomery Protest
    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. leads a march from Selma to Montgomery, AL to protest unequal voting rights for African Americans.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Voting Rights Act passed outlawing the South to discriminate African American voters
  • MLK Jr. Assasinated

    MLK Jr. Assasinated
    in Memphis, TN.