Civil rights movement

  • 15th amendment

    prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race or color
  • Plessy v Ferguson

    This was a court case that ended up in the ruling separate but equal.also accommodations for blacks and whites on railroads, including separate railway cars.
  • little rock nine

    the Little Rock Nine was a group of African-American students who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in 1957.
  • Brown v Board

    laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson decision of 1896
  • bus boycotts

    This event was a political and social protest campaign that started in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, was to oppose the city's policy of racial segregation on its public transit system.
  • greensboro sit ins

    these were a series of nonviolent protests which led to the Woolworth's department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States.
  • freedom riders

    they rode interstate buses into the segregated southern United States to test the United States Supreme Court decisions Boynton v. Virginia (1960) and Morgan v. Virginia. The first Freedom Ride left Washington, D.C., on May 4, 1961 and was to arrive in New Orleans on May 17.
  • 24th amendment

    no one may be denied the right to vote due to poll taxes which are prohibited by this amendment.
  • i have a dream

    "I Have a Dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. The speech, from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
  • Civil Rights of 1964

    This is piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women. This also included women too
  • civil rights act of 1968

    President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 is commonly known as the Fair Housing Act
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.