Civil Rights Movement

By cm18504
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    declared state segregation laws constitutional, as long as African-Americans were provided "separate but equal" facilities.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    1954 The Supreme Court decided that schools must be integrated throughout the country. This nullified Plessy v. Ferguson, meaning that separate was no longer equal.
  • Emmett Till is murdered

    Emmett Till went to the south to visit his family in the south and he was told to go into a store and talk to a white woman, once he did that 2 men the husband of the woman and her brother went to till’s uncle house and took till and beat him and put him in a lake and when they found him his face was dismembered.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    They wanted to get rid of the law that states that all blacks should go on the back of the bus and that all whites should go in the front. So they started carpooling and walking to places they needed to go to so that the bus would have less people which means less money.
  • Little Rock School desegregation

    A group of 9 black students who went into a school with mostly all white. They had a hard time in school there were alot of riots and things like that waiting for them at school. They needed to have personal escorts because they had alot of threats.
  • Sit-ins in Greensboro/Nashville

    A group of black students would sit in Diners in places they would not be for blacks and they would then just sit there doing nothing not fighting back nor talking back.
  • March on Birmingham

    it was a campaign during the civil rights movement in which African Americans marched for their rights. it lasted three days in which children got arrested. the first day there was a recorded 600 arrests, the second day there were 1,200 in the 900-capacity Birmingham jail. by the third day there was more than 3000 arrests.
  • March on Washington

    march was organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations,under the theme "jobs, and freedom". Estimates of the number of participants varied from 200,000 ,Observers estimated that the marchers were black and the rest were white and non-black minorities.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and also women.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S
  • Martin Luther King Assassinated

    He was assasinated on a Balcony and after they found him Violence and controversy followed. In outrage of the murder, many blacks took to the streets across the United States in a massive wave of riots.