Civil Rights Movement Timeline

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  • Demonstrating for Freedom

    Demonstrating for Freedom
    The demonstration of freedom really started to begin when Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) had orchestrated the first sit-ins in Chicago in 1942. Sit-ins are where African American protesters sat down at segregated lunch tables and rejected the voices telling them to leave until they were served. In February of 1960, African American students staged a huge sit-in it at a white only lunch counter, causing such an uproar that television crews showed up. The African Americans dealt with food bein
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott occurred after the African Americans had begun taking direct action to win the rights guaranteed to them by the fourteenth and fifteenth amendment to the constitution. Soon after the Brown decision in May 1954, Robinson addressed a letter to the mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, requesting that bus drivers no longer be allowed to force riders in the “colored” section to abandon their seats to whites. The mayor responded to Robinson by refusing his request. Eighteen months
  • SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference)

    SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference)
    Martin Luther King played a huge role towards the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, also known as SCLC. SCLC was founded by King, ministers and civil rights leaders in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1957. SCLC’s aspiration was to take on nonviolent expeditions against the malevolence of second-class citizenship. The SCLC prepared to stage protests and demonstrations all throughout the south. The leaders of this group aspired to construct a movement from the home roots up, in hopes of winning the
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed by president Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. The act banned most discrimination in employment and in public accommodations, broadened federal power to shelter voting rights and speed up school desegregation, and created Equal Employment Opportunity Commision to confirm fair treatment in employment. Following Kings historic speech, a bomb was thrown into an African American church causing the death of 4 young girls. Not long after, John f. Kennedy was killed. Th
  • Salem Campaign

    Salem Campaign
    The right of all African Americans to vote still remained intangible. The SClC has just organized an important voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama in 1965. The SNCC had been working for two years to register voters. At the end of 1965, more than 2,000 African Americans had been arrested by SCLC demonstrations. Martin Luther King took response right away to the shooting and killing of Jimmy Lee Jackson by proclaiming a 50-mile protest march from Selma to Montgomery. This caused chaos to brea
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