-Forbids people from owning, selling, or trasding slaves.
-All slaves are now considered free and anybody found with slaves would be severely punished in the court of law.
-Could be considered start of the Civil Rights Movement.
Plessy v. Ferguson
-Court case that decided that segragation was legal in all public buildings, as long as the establishment were equal
-Led to race segragation that lasted for almost 60 years
Jakie Robinson joins Brooklyn Dodgers
-First African American to join major league sports
-Faced major discrimination from both sport fans and his own team
-Allowed for the later enterance of African American players into major league sports
Montgomery Bus Boycott
-Boycott started by Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white man
-Martin Luther King set up the offical boycott and encouraged the other African Americans to not ride buses
-Boycott lasted 381 days
Little Rock Central High School allows first black student
-9 black students requested entrance to the school in 1954, but were denied by the court
-Sparked a movement from the black community that forced the school to allow them to go to school there
-Thousands of white people arrived at the day of their integration to oppose the action.
MLK's "I Have A Dream" Speech
-Considered one of the best Civil Rights Speeches ever created, even though it had been drafted on King's ride to the rally
-The speech won Dr. Matin Luther King Jr. a nobel peace prize and made him the man of the year.
-Over 200,000 people came to watch the speech in Washington
Mississippi Summer Freedom Project
-Civil rights workers begin to register blacks to vote
-Event leads to the burning of black schools and churches
-Public outrage about killing of 3 citizens in the riots
Civil Rights Act passed
-Act forbids any discrimination against people of different race, sex, religion, or creed.
-This also ended segregation in all public places
-Allowed all black people to be integrated into the white society