Civil Rights Movement, America

Timeline created by MichaelCowell
  • 13th Amendment Passed

    Civil War ends, reuniting America. 13th amendment passed providing freedom to slaves throughout the nation
  • 15th Amendment

    15th amendment to the constitution bans the denial of suffrage. Still, blacks discouraged from voting via violence.
  • Supreme Court: Plessy V Ferguson

    Supreme court upholds segregation in private spaces via Plessy V Ferguson case.
  • NAACP Formed

    NAACP formed by black and white activists. Aims were racial integration and challenging Jim Crow laws
  • NAACP focuses of lynchings

    NAACP focus on vigilante lynchings.
  • Brown v Board Of Education Topeka, Kansas

    Supreme court, in a case championed by the NAACP, ban segregation of schools
  • First Integrated school opens

    America's first integrated school opens following Supreme Court Case
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    In support of Rosa Parks, the bus boycott is organized
  • Little Rock Crisis

    High school accepts, to the distaste of white students, the governor and the Arkansas national guard, to accept 9 black students. Eisenhower intervenes, taking the guard under federal control and sending army in.
  • Universities began integrating

    American universities began integrating students. Black students still faced abuse.
  • March on Washington

    Martin Luther King organizes march of Washington, playing a key role in the Civil Rights Act.
  • Civil Rights Act Proposed

    Civil Rights Act proposed by JFK, passed into law with help of LBJ after Kennedy's death.
  • Malcolm X Assassinated

  • Voting Rights Act introduced

    Stopped prejudice in voting system.
  • Martin Luther King

  • Robert Kennedy assassinated

  • Barack Obama inaugurated

    First African-American president of the USA.
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    Rise of Black Power movement & Malcolm X

    Best shown by Black Panther Party, who were a violent response to KKK and also ran education and charity programs in black neighbourhoods
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    Rise of black power

    Big figure: Stokely Carmichael.
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    Watts Riots

    National Guard called in to calm unrest