Civil Rights Movement

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In History
  • "Separate but equal"

    "Separate but equal"
    In Plessy vs. Ferguson, the court ruled "separate but equal". This ruled racial segregation as constitutional in the United States.
  • Brown vs. Board

    Brown vs. Board
    Overturned racist "separate but equal" ruling in public schools. This meant that any African American student was legally allowed to attend any school they wished.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    A 14 year old African American boy was brutally beat and murdered by two white men for supposedly whistling at a white woman.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white person on the Montgomery city bus. She was arrested for this act.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    This was a protest against all public transportation due to the racial segregation.
  • MLK Arrested

    MLK was arrested in Birmingham. He said Alabama was one of the most racist states.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    Little Rock 9 enter central high school while federal troops oversee citizens. As they were walking into the school, people were screaming at them and trying to fight the kids.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    Whites and blacks ride a public bus through the South to protest segregation.
  • Woolworth Lunch Counter

    Woolworth Lunch Counter
    4 college students sat at a booth at an all white restaurant to protest racial segregation.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    Over 250,000 people march alongside MLK jr. to demand immediate passage to the civil rights bill. It was also to demand equal payment, rights, and freedoms for African Americans.
  • Civil Rights Act

    In 1964 segregation in public facilities and banned employment discrimination based on race, color, sex, or national origin.
  • Selma

    The march of Selma was to fight for voting rights. African Americans marched from Selma to Montgomery.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Voting Rights Act into law which outlawed literacy tests to be performed.
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    Huey Newton and Bobby Seale founded the Black Power group; forming the black panthers. This was organized to provide protection and self-defense for African Americans.
  • MLK Assasination

    MLK Assasination
    The civil rights leader and icon was fatally shot, by James Earl Ray, in Tennessee. He was rushed to St. Joseph's Hospital where he passed away at 7:05 pm.