Martin luther king leading a march

March from Selma to Montgomery Alabama

  • 1965 BCE

    Voting Rights act of 1965

    Voting Rights act of 1965
    Lyndon B. Johnson signed a law outlawing all discriminatory voting restrictions. many practices that were implemented after the civil war were removed like literacy test

    NAACP was founded by W.E.B Du Bois and during the the civil rights movement they wanted to remove racial discrimination and prejudice about african americans.
  • Dallas County Voters League

    Dallas County Voters League
    The Dallas County Voters League was formed in Dallas county Alabama during the 1920s by Charles J. Adams who was a postal worker. he helped African Americans register to vote throughout the 1950s and 1960s
  • The Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was run by Martin Luther King to desegregate states like Alabama and Georgia.
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    During the 1960s students created this organization to come together to organize sit-ins walkouts and protests due to unfair treatment in schools.
  • Voter education project

    Voter education project
    The NCAAP came together with The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Dallas County Voters League to help increase voter education and registration in the African American community.
  • Freedom Day

    Freedom Day
    Over 350 African Americans lined up outside the courthouse in Selma to register to vote. The workers in the courthouse took their time and had 2 hr lunch breaks just to prevent African Americans from voting.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    This was the first march from Selma to the capital that was stopped by law enforcement. Over 600 people were attacked with tear gas and beaten with batons. over 50 people were left injured and 17 people were hospitalized.
  • Turnaround Tuesday

    Turnaround Tuesday
    Martin Luther King organized a second march and wanted to get a court order to stop the police from interfering. The United States Court Judge Frank Johnson issued a restraining order prohibiting them from continuing the march.
  • March to mongomery from selma

    March to mongomery from selma
    Frank Minis Johnson declared that the march from Selma to Montgomery was protected under their First Amendment rights. This march proved successful. The march was broadcast on national television without police interference. Martin Luther king gave his "How Long Not Long" speech.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1945

    Civil Rights Act of 1945
    The Civil Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. It prohibited the segregation of people based on race religion sex and national origin. even after this was passed some states still caused trouble for african americans.