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Civil Rights Movement for USH

By ej18142
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Plessy v. Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson was a supreme court case that decided it was constitutional for African Americans to be separated from whites as long as it was "Separate but equal."
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Brown Vs. Board of Education
    Brown Vs. Board of Education overturned the Plessy Vs. Ferguson decision. The supreme court decided "separate educational facilities are inherently unequal" making segregation against the constitution.
  • Emmett Till murdered

    Emmett Till murdered
    Emmett Till was killed by two white men because he said good-bye to a white woman, only made it so Americans could see what it was like for African Americans.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus and was arrested. Many African Americans protested by boycotting the buses. The supreme court decided it was unconstitutional to have buses segregated.
  • Little Rock School desegregation

    Little Rock School desegregation
    The Little Rock School desegregation was when nine African American students went to school at Little Rock Central High School. Many people were angry and attacked them and the police were tasked to keep them out of the school. The president sends soldiers to help the students go to school. In the end they go to school and that year one of them graduates from the high school.
  • Sit-ins in Greensboro

    Sit-ins in Greensboro
    In Greensboro African American students sat down at an all white lunch counter and were asked to leave, but didn't. The following days many more students came and the people of Greensboro became violent and the African American students were arrested. This continued until many African American students were arrested and the Mayor allowed African Americans to sit at the counters.
  • March on Birmingham

    March on Birmingham
    Students marched down streets in protest of the segregation in the city. The police set dogs on them and sprayed them with fire hoses. This shut down the city because the student's parents refused to buy anything downtown. Businesses pushed for segregation to end in Birmingham. News of this traveled all over the world.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington Movement was when people gathered at Washington D.C. to protest for Civil Rights. It put pressure on legislators to pass a Civil Rights Bill.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 made it illegal to discriminate against race, ethnic and national background, religious minorities, and women.
  • March on Selma

    March on Selma
    March on Selma was when African Americans tried to walk from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. They were attacked by police men. Many Americans joined African Americans in protest and joined them again when they marched. Lyndon B. Johnson called for a Voting Rights Act and he talked about how everyone needed to help African Americans in their search for freedom.
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Many African Americans wanted to vote without fear and they protested and gained the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Voting Rights Act prohibited "voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure ... to deny or abridge the right of any citizen of the United States to vote on account of race or color."
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    Civil Rights Act of 1968
    The Civil Rights Act of 1968 was also known as the "Fair Housing Act" because prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin.