Civil Rights Movement

  • Equality for everyone in the armed forces

    President Turman declared that everybody serving in the armed forces deserves equality regardless of race, color, religon or national origin.
  • Emmit Till

    Emmit Till
    Emmit Till was kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot and then the whites threw him into the river and they said they did that because he supposedly whistled at a white woman.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks, a black lady refused to give up her seat on the bus for a white person. This led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott which is the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement.
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  • Little Rock High School

    Little Rock High School
    Originally and all white school in Little Rock, Alabama. On the first day of school 9 black students were being blocked from coming into the school, the president ended up sending federal troops down there to oversee what was going on and to protect the "Little Rock Nine"
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Group of blacks and whites who rode together across the southern states.
  • First Black Student to enroll in school

    First Black Student to enroll in school
    James Meredith was the first black student to enroll at school at the University of Mississippi.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    Over 200,000 people joined Martin Luther King Jr. in washington D.C to Listen to his famous 'I Have A Dream" speech.
  • The 24th Amendment

    The 24th abolished the poll tax which provented poor blacks to vote
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which prohibits discrimination of all kinds.
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    The Black Panters were founded