Civil rights movement timeline by Josh Fisher

  • Brown vs Board of Education

    Brown vs Board of Education
    Oliver Brown filed a lawsuit against the Kansas school board for a breech in the constitution. He said that black schools were not equal to white schools. At first this case was dismissed but after an appeal the suit was looked at. The court sided with Brown because the schools broke the equal protection clause in the fourteenth amendment. This was important because it made segregating schools unconstitutational and made schools across america unsegragated. This event sparked the Movement
  • Rosa Parks Arested

    Rosa Parks Arested
    In Montgomery Alabama Rosa Parks was riding on a bus. At a stop more people got on the bus leaving 1 white man standing. Rosa Parks was aked to get up and she refused. Rosa Parks was later arrested for braking the rules of the bus. This event was important because it started the bus boycott. The bus boycott showed that the blacks were willing to stand up for their rights. With the blacks persistance a new law was passed making segregation on busses illegal.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    Due to the Brown vs the board of education case schools were unsegregated. In Little Rock Alabama 9 Black students were chosen to go to Central High school due to their good grades. They were all protected by the National Guard. 8 of the 9 students finished their first year of school. The next year 2 of the nine returned and graduated. This event was important because it showed that the blacks had the backing of the national government.
  • Childrens March

    Childrens March
    The Childrens March was a group of children from all around the Birmingham area who went to peacefully protest for their rights. The kids goal was to fill up the jails. The police started arresting the kids. By the end of the first day nearly 1000 kids were aressted. The importance of this event that the kids made a difference that was seen nationally. The way the police treated the kids made other people including whites sympathize for the blacks.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The march on Washington was a march orginized by A. Phillip Randolph and Bayard Rustin. Their Goal was to end the "Jim Crow" laws. They were the ones to raise money for the march. They were able to keep the march non violent to help perseve their goal of getting public support. 250,000 people marched of all races. This event showed the national support that the civil rights movement was generating. This event also pushed for the civil rights act in 1964.