Civil Rights Movement

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  • Plessy V. Ferguson Begins

    Plessy V. Ferguson Begins
    Plessy V Ferguson Plessy was part African and part European. He wanted to purchase a ticket for a first class, "whites only", seat on a train. They wouldn't let him.
  • Plessy V. Ferguson is Decided

    Plessy V. Ferguson is Decided
    Plessy V Ferguson Plessy lost the case due to the "Seperate but Equal" act. This set up a precedent that as long as African-Americans had an "equal" opportunity/facility they could be segregated.
  • Jackie Robinson Breaks Racial Barrier

    Jackie Robinson Breaks Racial Barrier
    Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson became the first African American Major League Baseball player. This broke racial barriers in mlb setting up opportunities for minorities in sports for years to come.
  • Sweatt v. Painter begins

    Sweatt v. Painter begins
    Sweatt was refused admission to the School of Law of the University of Texas, because the president of the school, Painter, claimed there was a seperate but equal school
  • Sweatt v. Painter is Decided

    Sweatt v. Painter is Decided
    The state courts ruled in favor of Painter, but the Supreme Court overturned that. The Supreme Court did not find that there was a seperate but equal school. This challenge the previous precedent set by Plessy V. Ferguson.
  • Brown v. Board of Education Begins

    Brown v. Board of Education Begins
    Thirteen parents in Topeka, Kansas filled a suit against the board of education. The suit called for the school district to reverse its policy of racial segregation.
  • Brown v. Board of Education Reargued

    Brown  v. Board of Education Reargued
    In 1955, the Supreme Court considered arguments by the schools requesting relief concerning the task of desegregation.
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    Medgar Evers Born on June 25, 1933 Medgsr Evers grew up to become an important part in the fight for integration. He worked tirelessly to get the the admission of African-Americans into schools.
  • Brown v. Board of Education Decided

    Brown v. Board of Education Decided
    Brown V Board The final ruling was that "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal". This paved the way for integration.
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    The Southern Manifesto

    Opposed integration of schools
  • Little Rock Central High School

    Little Rock Central High School
    LRCHS The site of forced school desegregation after the US Supreme Court ruled in 1954 that segregation of public schools was unconstitutional, LRCHS was the center of much controversy. White protesters in favor of segregation rioted outside the school as the "little rock 9" tried to go to school for the first day. They were denied entrance. This led to president Eisenhower sending troops to protect the kids.
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    Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Bus Boycott Starting afterthe arrest of Rosa Parks, African-Americans boycotted the Montgomery buses. They would not ride them until they were no longer segregated.
  • Greensboro sit-ins

    Greensboro sit-ins
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    Greensboro Sit-in

    Sit In The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina. They say in a local restaurant until the were finally given service. The process took many days.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee(SNCC)

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee(SNCC)
    SNCC One of the most important organizations of the Civil Rights Movement, SNCC, emerged from a student meeting organized by Ella Baker held at Shaw University in April 1960. SNCC grew into a large organization with many supporters in the North who helped raise funds to support SNCC's work in the South. SNCC played a major role in the sit-ins and freedom rides, a leading role in the 1963 March on Washington, as well as other things.
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
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    Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides Anti-segregation people rode buses through segregated towns to bring attention to how African-Americans were treated.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James Meredith He became the first African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi.
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail

    Letter from Birmingham Jail
    MLK Jr. wrote a letter that was later widely published. In the letter he talks about the importance of nonviolent protests.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    March On Washington More than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington, D.C., for a political rally known as the March on Washington. They were tired of segregation. This is where MLK Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
  • March on Washigton

    March on Washigton
  • Bombing of Birmingham Church

    Bombing of Birmingham Church
    Bombing The KKK detonated a bomb in a church killing four young girls and injuring many more.
  • Twenty Fourth Amendment

    Twenty Fourth Amendment
    Twenty Fourth Amendment This made it so Congress and the states couldn't make the right to vote conditional.(no poll tax)
  • Mississippi Freedom Summer

    Mississippi Freedom Summer
    Freedom Summer This was an attempt to register as many African-American voters as possible in Mississippi, which had historically excluded most blacks from voting.
  • Civil Rights Act Passed

    Civil Rights Act Passed
    This outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, and national origin.
  • Malcolm X Assassination

    Malcolm X Assassination
    Malcolm X was assassinated while at a rally in New York City.
  • Selma Marches

    Selma Marches
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    Selma Marches

    Selma A march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery, helped raise awareness of the difficulty faced by black voters in the South, and the need for a Voting Rights Act, passed later that year.
  • Voting Rights Act Passed

    Voting Rights Act Passed
    This gave everybody the right to vote. People could no longer be denied voting.
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    Black Panthers

    Black Panther Party's core practice was its armed citizens' patrols to monitor the behavior of police officers and challenge police brutality.
  • MLK Jr Assassination

    MLK Jr Assassination
    MLK Jr. Was assassinated by James Earl Ray while at the Lorraine Motel.