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Civil Rights Movement Timeline

By Saraya
  • 4th Amendment passed

    Constitutional amendment bans any state from taking citizens of their rights and defines citizenship.
  • Plessy v. Ferguson decision

    Supreme Court said that separate but equal facilities for different races is legal.
  • Booker T. Washington writes Up From Slavery

    Booker T. Washington writes Up From Slavery
    Arguing that gradual progress is the best path for blacks, Thinking job training, respect and help would bring opportunities
  • Niagara Movements

    W.E.B. DuBois demands racial equality and goes against all laws that treats blacks as different from others.
  • Grandfather clause outlawed by Supreme Court

    NAACP challenges state laws that restricted black voting.
  • Race riots and lynchings claim hundreds of lives

    Race riots and lynchings claim hundreds of lives
    Over 25 race riots occur in the summer of 1919 with 38 killed in Chicago.
  • Executive Order 8802 bans race discrimination in hiring

    FDR sets up Fair Employment Practices Commission sets non-discrimination policies in federal hiring
  • Japanese-Americans sent to concentration camps

    FDR allows 110,000 to be rounded up in western states
  • Korematsu v. U.S

    Korematsu v. U.S
    Supreme Court rules that concentration camps were a wartime necessity
  • Jackie Robinson joins Brooklyn Dodgers

    Pasadena resident and UCLA alum Robinson breaks the color barrier by being the first black to play major league baseball.
  • Armed forces integrated

    Pres. Truman issues executive order requiring integrated units in the armed forces
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka decision
    Supreme Court stated that separate schools are by nature unequal. Schools are ordered to desegregate.
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    Montgomery bus boycott

    Rosa Parks ignites 381-day bus boycott organized by Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Southern Manifesto urges resistance to desegregation efforts

    Over 100 southern members of Congress sign document attacking the Supreme Court decision.
  • Little Rock Central High School desegregated

    After Little Rock school board votes to integrate schools, National Guard troops prevent black children from attending school.