Civil Rights Movement

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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The U.S. Supreme Court declared state laws that made segregation legal, as illegal due to the fact that everyone is created equal as stated by the constitution.
  • Murder of Emmitt Till

    Murder of Emmitt Till
    Emmitt Till (14) was murdered by two men because he "flirted" with one of the murder's wife. His body was recovered three days later, and his funeral was open-casket to show the hatred of whites towards blacks.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    African Americans in the South protested the policy of racial segregation on public transit systems in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • Little Rock School Desegregation

    Little Rock School Desegregation
    President Johnson sent in the state militia in order to protect the black students that were now allowed into the school in Little Rock. The school would later be desegregated and would allow both blacks and whites.
  • Greensboro Sit-Ins

    Greensboro Sit-Ins
    Blacks in Greensboro, North Carolina were refused service at many bars & diners. Many of them protested by refusing to leave when asked to do so.
  • March on Birmingham

    March on Birmingham
    Huge campaign led by Martin Luther King Jr. to protest discrimintory laws in Birmingham, Alabama. They protested by means of direct non-violent actions against law enforcement.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Outlawed major forms of discrimination on racial, ethnic, religious, and national minorities.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The Act made it officially illegal for any law that prevented blacks from voting, such as prerequisite requirements like a reading test, or a voting qualification.
  • Martin Luther King's Assassination

    Martin Luther King's Assassination
    Martin Luther King Jr. was in Memphis, Tennessee to support African Americans boycotting a business. While staying at a hotel, he was shot by James Earl Ray and died later that evening.