Civil Rights movement 1954-1965

  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    This court case was around segregation in the states of South Carolina, Virgina, Delaware, and Washington DC. If segregation violated the 14th Amendment and the equal protection clause. The court ruled that it was unconstitutional and violated the Equal Protection Clause.
  • Emmett Till Murder

    Emmett Till Murder
    Emmett Till was a 14 year old African American who was accused of whistling at a white woman, he was then kidnapped and brutally murdered by his accusers husband and brother in law. The court ruled that the two men were innocent in a hour.
  • Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    This boycott was a protest to end segregation and Rosa Parks a black woman who decided to stand up for these protest decided to sit in the white section of the bus. The bus driver told her to get out of her seat but she wouldn't and she later got arrested.
  • The Little Rock Nine and School

    The Little Rock Nine and School
    Little Rock Nine, group of African American high-school students who challenged racial segregation at Little Rock High school. This school consisted of only whites.They protested the segregation at the school. By bringing up the Brown v BOE case that made it unconstitutional for schools to have segregation
  • Greensboro Woolworth's Sit-ins

    Greensboro Woolworth's Sit-ins
    The Greensboro sit-in was a protest for rights to sit in a diner and order food. African American students stages a sit-in at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro, NC. They were denied food and was told to leave. This story soon spread to towns throughout the south
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    Freedom Rides were white and civil rights activists who participated in this. The bus trips went through the American South in 1961 to protest segregated bus rules. These were hated and got shot down
  • Twenty-fourth Amendment

    Twenty-fourth Amendment
    The house passed the 24th amendment outlawing poll tax. At the time five states maintained pool taxes which disproportionately affected African- American voters. This helped the African Americans not to be so poor.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington for jobs and freedom for the black race held in Washington D.C. in 1963. This was leaded by civil rights leaders to protest discrimination and to show support for major civil rights for their people.
  • Birmingham Baptist Church Bombing

    Birmingham Baptist Church Bombing
    The Birmingham church bombing was on Sep. 15th, 1963. when a bomb exploded at Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. This church had mostly black congregation that also served as a meeting place for CR leaders. Outrage happened over the incident for the fight of African Americans freedom.
  • MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail

    MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail
    The letter says that people have a responsibility to break unjust laws and to take direct action rather than waiting almost forever til the justice comes through the court. This was for a non violent movement for unjust black cases.
  • Civil Rights Law

    Civil Rights Law
    This law signed by the President on July 2, 1964. Prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made employment discrimination illegal.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    John Lewis led over 600 marchers across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama and got very brutal attacks by oncoming state troopers. There was a footage of the violence which shocked the nation and make more people fight against racial injustice
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    This was signed on August 6, 1965. It outlawed the discrimination in voting and adopted in many southern states after the Civil War.
  • Loving v Virginia

    Loving v Virginia
    A civil rights decision of the Supreme Court in which was ruled that laws banning interracial marriage violate the Equal Protection and Due Process Clause. Violating the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution.