Civil Rights Movement

By wilcox
  • 14th Amendment Passed

    Amendment forbids any state from stopping citizens of their rights and privileges and defines citizenship.
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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Plessy v. Ferguson decision

    Supreme court orders that blacks and whites have equal facilities, gives legal approval to jim crow laws.
  • Booker T. Washington writes Up From Slavery

    Washington arguing that gradual progress is the best for blacks. He focuses on jobs and thinks that self-respect and self-help would bring better oppurtunities.
  • Niagara Movements

    Niagara Movements
    W.E.B. DuBois demands immediate racial equality and opposes all laws that treats blacks as different from others.
  • Grandfather clause outlawed by Supreme Court

    The NAACP challenged the state laws, that restricted black voting regisstration.
  • Race riots and lynchings claim hundreds of lives

    over 25 race riots occur in the summer of 1919, with 38 killed in Chicago
  • Executive Order 8802 forbids race discrimination in hiring

    FDR sets up Fair Employment Practices Commission to assure non-discrimination policies in federal hiring
  • Japanese-Americans sent to concentration camps

    Concerned over potential disloyalty, FDR allows 110,000 to be rounded up in western states