civil Rights movement, Kennedy Assassination and Watergate Scandal

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In History
  • Eisenhower signs the civil right act of 1957

    Eisenhower signs the civil right act of 1957
    Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1957 into law to help protect voter rights. The law allows federal prosecution of those who suppress another’s right to vote.
  • A bomb at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham

    A bomb at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham
    September 15, 1963: A bomb at 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama kills four young girls and injures several other people prior to Sunday services. The bombing fuels angry protests.
  • The Assassination of JFK

    The Assassination of JFK
    President Kennedy was shot and killed by Oswald Harvey at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time in Dallas, Texas, while riding in a presidential motorcade through Dealey Plaza.
  • The Assassination of MLK

    The Assassination of MLK
    Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated on the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee. James Earl Ray is convicted of the murder in 1969.
  • President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act

    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act
    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the Fair Housing Act, providing equal housing opportunity regardless of race, religion or national origin.
  • Resignation of Nixon

    Resignation of Nixon
    Nixon resigns, and Ford replaces him becoming 38th President