Civil Rights Movement

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    Civil Rights Movement

  • Plessy vs. Ferguson

    court establish "separate but equal" doctrine in which segregation is legal as long as blacks facilities were equivalent to those of whites.

    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People -- organization that fights through the courts to end segregation
  • Birth of a Nation

    movie on how civil wars destroys a nation
  • Buchanan vs. Warley

    a case in which blacks are not allowed to buy a home were it is large population of whites living in that area.
  • Scottboros Boys Trial

    two white hobo women get nine black hobo adolescents prosecuted by saying that they were assulted by them.
  • Jesse Owens

    A black man who won four gold medals in running at the Olympics Games in Berlin
  • CORE Founded

    Congress of Racial Equality -- organization dedicated to civil rights reform through nonviolent action
  • Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson breaks down color barriers and becomes the first African-American to play in the major baseball league.
  • Shelley vs. Kraemer

    A case arguing wheather restrictive covenants were legal
  • Executive Order 9981

    The intergration in arm forces order issued by President Harry S. Truman
  • Racial Zoning

    Supreme Court declares racial zoning unconstitutional
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    decision of the United States Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students and denying black children equal opportunities
  • Emmet Till

    Boy killed for whistling at a white women.
  • Rosa Parks Arrested

    African-American woman arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    boycott that resulted in the integration of Mongomery, Alabama's bus system
  • Little Rock Nine

    Nine black students integrate Central High School in Little Rock
  • Lunch Counter Sit-ins

    civil rights protest where protesters sit at a lunch counter and refuse to move, and make buisness lose customers.
  • Freedom Rides

    protest in which both white and blacks rode interstate buses together to test whether southern states were complying to Supreme Court ruling
  • James Meredith

    First student to go to the University of Mississippi
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    letter where MLK defends impatience of people in the civil rights movement
  • Children's March

    protesters turn to children to continue the protest, but either way the children were still attacked
  • Medger Ever

    Civil rights leader was shot right outside his house.
  • March on Washington

    protest on more than 250,000 people demonstrated in the nations capital for "jobs and freedom" and the passage ofcivil rights legislation.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing

    KKK bomed a Baptist Church in Birmingham killing four girls
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    an act that banned discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion or national origin
  • Amendment 24

    U.S. citizens rights to to vote will not be denied for not having the ability to pay a poll tax or any other tax
  • Voting Rights Act

    act outlawing tactics used to deny African Americans the right to vote
  • Edmund Pettus Bridge

    on "Bloody Sunday" civil rights marchers in Selma, when on Edmund Pettus Bridge marcher got attacked by lawmen.
  • Loving vs. Virginia

    the case in which restriction of inter racial marriage is declared unconstitutional
  • Martin Luther King jr. Shot

    Civil Rights activist shot and killed