Civil Rights Movement

Timeline created by Lauren2006
In History
  • First Civil Rights Act

    Congress passed the first Civil Rights Act, which defined African Americans as citizens
  • 14th Amendment Passed

    14th Amendment Passed
    This amendment means that all people born in the US are US citizens
  • 15th Amendment Passed

    15th Amendment Passed
    The 15th Amendment gives African American men the right to vote, declaring that no one can be denied the right based on skin color
  • First Women's Suffrage Amendment

    Susan B. Anthony proposed the amendment, but it was rejected by Congress in 1887
  • Plessy v. Furguson

    Plessy v. Furguson
    Homer Plessy refused to sit in a train car for blacks, so he went to court with it. He ended up losing, because the court ruled that the trains were 'separate but equal."
  • NAACP Was Founded

    NAACP Was Founded
    The NAACP was founded, created for the advancement of African Americans while following judicial policies.
  • 19th Amendment Passed

    19th Amendment Passed
    The 19th Amendment gives women the right to vote in Congress
  • Shelley v. Kraemer

    Shelley v. Kraemer
    Shelley v. Kraemer was a case that ruled that it was a violation of the 14th Amendment for the state to refuse housing based on the color of a person's skin
  • Brown v. The Board of Education

    Brown v. The Board of Education
    This case caused the Supreme Court to rule that racial segregation of children in public schools is unconstitutional
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks was arrested when she refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. Her arrest started the Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    This act prohibited discrimination based on religion, race, color or sex. It strengthened the desegregation of schools and the enforcement of voting rights
  • NOW Formed

    NOW Formed
    NOW was formed to give women's rights activists more power, and to push for full equality between the genders.
  • Green v. County School Board of New Kent County

    This case ruled that the school's 'freedom of choice' plans did not comply with the school board's responsibility to create a desegregated school environment.
  • Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education

    Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
    This case upheld busing programs that bused children to school, in an effort to speed up the racial integration of public schools in the US
  • Proposition 209

    This was a ballot in California that prohibited the state from discrimination against people on the basis of race, color or sex.