Civil Rights Movement

  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    In the landmark Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court reverses Plessy v. Ferguson, declaring that "separate but equal" public education is unconstitutional.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee found in April 1960. The organization is dedicated to ending segregation and giving young blacks a stronger voice in the civil rights movements.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    On May 4, 1961, buses are departing Washington, DC,the volunteers headed south on buses that challenged the seating order of Jim Crow segregation.
  • I Have a Dream

    I Have a Dream
    Martin Luther King, Jr. gives the "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Licoln memorial.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    Malcolm X's analysis and powerful speeches for Nation of Islam. The inspiration behind of the black power movement.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination
  • Protest the War in Vietnam

    Protest the War in Vietnam
    Students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison protested the war in Vietnam in 1965
  • Black Power

    Black Power
    Stockley Carmichael set a new tone for the black freedom movement.
  • Women Rights (Title VII)

    Women Rights (Title VII)
    The National Organization for Women (NOW) formed.
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
    The nation's cities exploded with violence as angry African American shocked by his murder.