Civil Rights Movement

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  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Upheld constitutionality of "seperate but equal" segreation in public schools.
    Plessy v. Ferguson 163 U.S. 537
  • First Meeting of NAACP

    First Meeting of NAACP
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is an African-American civil rights organization in the US.. Its goal is "to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination". The NAACP bestows many awards and shows outstanding achievement and still exists today. NAACP History
  • Jackie Robinson joins the Dodgers

    Jackie Robinson joins the Dodgers
    Jackie Robinson reached a milestone in the civil rights movement by becoming the first black baseball player. Jackie Robinson - Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Freedom Riders Enter NC: Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro

    Freedom Riders Enter NC: Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro
    For the most part they didn't encounter violent resistance. However, a few were jailed along the way and one rider was assaulted. Chapel Hill was the most troubled stop. Freedom Riders - North Carolina Digital History
  • Military Desegregation

    Military Desegregation
    President Truman issues an executive order to desegregate the armed forces. President Truman Executive Order on Desegregation of Armed Forces
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    Segregation of students in public schools violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, because separate facilities are inherently unequal. District Court of Kansas reversed. Brown v. BOE - Wikipedia
  • Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks & the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks sparked the modern Civil Rights movement by refusing to give up her set in the coloreed section of a Montgomery bus to a white person. Rosa Parks - Wikipedia
  • Little Rock High School Desegregated

    Little Rock High School Desegregated
    Centeral High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. 9 African American students wanted to attend an all white school. President Truman used the force of the Nationa Guard to help intergrate these 9 students into the school. Only a few of these students ended up graduating. Time Magazine - The Legacy of Little Rock
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    Allowed more powerful investigations of the violations of civil rights. Gave US Attornies greater power to protect African American rights. Civil Rights Act of 1957 - Civil Rights Digital Library
  • Durham Ice Cream Parlor Sit-In

    Durham Ice Cream Parlor Sit-In
    The Royal Ice Cream Sit-in was a nonviolent protest in Durham, North Carolina that led to a court case on the legality of segregated facilities. The demonstration took place on June 23, 1957 when a group of African-American protesters, led by Reverend Douglas E. Moore, entered the Royal Ice Cream Parlor and sat in the section reserved for white patrons. When asked to move, the protesters refused and wer Royal Ice Cream Sit-in
  • Greensboro Sit-in

    Greensboro Sit-in
    The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1960 which led to the Woolworth department store chain reversing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States. The primary event took place at the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth store. The Greensboro 4 - International Civil Rights Center and Museum
  • Boynton v. Virginia

    Boynton v. Virginia
    The Supreme Court ruled that segregation on interstate buses and in waiting rooms was unconstitutional and now illegal. Boynton v. Virginia 364 U.S. 454
  • Freedom Ride

    Freedom Ride
    CORE staged a "freedom ride". Two buses set out on a trip from Washington D.C. to New Orleans. On the way they disregarded segregation codes by sitting in the front of the bus and using "white" restrooms. After departing Anniston, Alabama one bus was firebombed, and the riders on the other bus were attacked by a white mob after they arrived in Birmingham. Freedom Riders - Wikipedia
  • Birmingham Church Bombing

    Birmingham Church Bombing
    A bombing occurred at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. The church had been the SCLC's headquarters earlier that spring. Four African American girls were killed. Birmingham Church Bombing - The History Channel
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Civl Rights Act of 1964 - WikipediaThe Civil Rights Act of 1964 banned segreagtion in public accomodations, and gave the government the ability to compel school boards into desegregating their schools. It also granted the Justice Department the ability to prosecute individuals who violate people's civil rights. It also banned descrimination in the workplace on account of race, sex, color, or national origin. The act also established the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC).
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Martin Luther King Jr. and the SCLC organized a series of protests in Selma, Alabama to pressure the government to pass a voting rights act. On March 7, the were caught in a confrontation with police. Armed state troopers and other authorities attacked the marchers as they attempted to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. This event becameknown as "Bloody Sunday".
  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 banned literacy test and gave the federal government power to oversee voter registrations and elections in states that had descriminated against minorities.
  • Black Panthers Founded

    Black Panthers Founded
    Founded in Oakland, California by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, they achieved national and international notoriety through their involvement in Black Power movement and US politics of 1960 and 1970. Black Panther Party - The Encyclopedia Britannica
  • MLK's Assassination

    MLK's Assassination
    King was shot while standing on his motel balcony. He died shortly later at the hospital. He was thirty-nine years old. James Earl Ray was , a white ex-convict was charged with his murder. Martin Luther King Jr.
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    Greensboro Sit-in's

    Consecutive days of young adult African American students staging peaceful protests and sit-in's throughout Greensboro. Greensboro Sit-In Chronology - International Civil Rights Center and Muesum