Civil RIghts Movement Timeline

  • Truman Desegregation of Troops

    In January 1948, Harry Truman orders to end all segregation in the armed forces and civil services through executive order.
    (Source:Truman Library)
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  • Brown v. Board of Education

    The Supreme Court odered the segregation in schools unconstitutional and desegregation happen in all schools happen immediately. This led to the events such as the little rock nine and protests by whites like against James Meredith.
  • Rosa Parks Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks was sitting in the front of a bus in Alabama and a white person told her to move, she did not and was aressted. This majorly helped a bus boycott in the black community and it eventually worked becuase of the loss of revenue. Martin Luther King Jr. was also a major figure in this bus boycott who led peaceful protests.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    Nine African American students were being intergrated into an all white high in Arkansas. The governor sent guards to protect the segregationists and he was condemned for it. The president had to send in troops to safetly let them intergrate.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Congress passed a bill on civil rights since the Reconstruction Era. This made rights better for blacks and started a chain reaction of civil rights bills made.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech"

    Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech"
    This speech was given in Washington D.C. and it seriously changed the view of civil rights for Americans that day; he also stated what he wants to happen. "I wish for the day that my children will be judged by the content of their character and not by the color of their skin".
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Lyndon Johnson passed this as a part of his great society. This led to events such as The Civil RIghts Act of 1968 and The Voting RIghts Act of 1965.
  • Integration in most schools

    Schools all over the country began to now intergrate schools at all levels. Including schools like Wolfson and Engelwood in local duval history.