Civil Rights Movement Timeline

  • Sit- in in Jackson Mississippi

    Protesters challenged segregtion at lunch counters by picketing. Protesters involved in sit- ins w
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Document that extended voting right and out lawed racial segrgation in public places, schools, and work. It was introduced by president Keneddy in is Civil Rights speech on June 11, 1963
  • Edgar Evers

    Edgar Evers
    He was anAfrican American Civil Rights Activist from Mississppi. He was assassinated June, 12, 1963.
  • March on Washinton

    March on Washinton
    250,000 people marh for peacful demonstration to promote Civil Rights and Economic Equality for African Americans. On August 28th, the people then gathers by the Lincoln Memorial for speeches, songs, and prayers.
  • "black power"

    "black power"
    "Black Power" is a movement that African Americans would hold racial pride. It was to promote black prides and to create politicians for African Americans.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    Freedom Summer was a campaign launched in June 1964, to attempt to register as many African American voters as possible. It was implimated on Mississippi where we at that time had vitually no black voters.
  • Malcom X and the Nation Of Islam

    Malcom X and the Nation Of Islam
    He was an African American Rights Activist. He was harsh to whites about the ways of black racism. He was very violent and racist. He died February 24th, 1965.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    This Act outlawed discrimination voting practices. It was established in August 3, 1963.
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    The Black Panthers was an organization to support "black power". It was considered one of the most significant cultural movements in U.S. history.