Civil Rights Movement

  • Congress of Racial Equality

    Congress of Racial Equality
    In the 1940s a lot of members from the SNCC joined forces with the Congress of Racial Equality which was founded in Chicago.
  • Civil Rights Movement

    Civil Rights Movement
    The civil rights movement was a huge popular movement to secure for African Americans equal access.
  • The Brown Decision

    The Brown Decision
    The Brown v. Board of Education ushered in a new era in the struggle for the civil rights. They made decisions that outlawed racial segregation in public schools.
  • The Challenge to Social Segregation -Boycott

    The Challenge to Social Segregation -Boycott
    The nation was aware of the heightened struggle in the South. In 1955 blacks in Montgomery made a boycott the lasted 381 and was instigated by Rosa Parks
  • Formation

    After the boycott the formation happened in 1957. It was the Southern Christian Leardership Conference in Atlanta was known as a national organization presided over by Martin Luther King Jr. Who was a black minister and the head of the SCLC. Martin would later be known as a central leader in the larger civil rights movement.
  • Founding of Another Organization.

    Founding of Another Organization.
    In 1960 they founded another important organization an expanded the movement's participants to include college-age blacks.
  • Voting Rights

    Voting Rights
    Durring the middle of the 1960's the colored had the right to vote. Going into World War II, African Americans caused local efforts to exercise the right to vote but they were strong and someties violent.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    The Congress of Racial Equality organized the Freedom Rides in 1961 which made black and white Freedom Riders board commercial busees in Washington D.C. They all went on a route to the south to test the 1960 Supreme Court desicion Boynton v. Virginia and that outlawed segregation in interstate transportation terminals.
  • Black Power

    Black Power
    The civil rights activists were paying more attention to race discrimination in the urban North and West.