Civil Rights Movements

  • Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton

    Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are barred from attending the World Anti-Slavery Convention held in London. This prompts them to hold a Women's Convention in the US.
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    Women's Suffrage

    In the early 1800s, women were second-class citizens. After marriage, women did not have the right to own their own property, keep their own wages, or sign a contract. women were denied the right to vote. Only after decades of intense political activity did women eventually win the right to vote.
  • The First Women's Rights Convention.

    The first women's rights convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York. Elizabeth Cady Stanton writes "The Declaration of Sentiments" creating the agenda of women's activism for decades to come.
  • First National Women's Rights Convention

    Worcester, Massachusetts, is the site of the first National Women's Rights Convention. Frederick Douglass, Paulina Wright Davis, Abby Kelley Foster, William Lloyd Garrison, Lucy Stone, and Sojourner Truth are in attendance. A strong alliance is formed with the Abolitionist Movement
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    president Lincoln elected
    President Lincoln was the 16th president of the united states. He led America through the civil war and abolished slavery.
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    The Civil War

    The Civil War was fought between the northern states and the southern states. The war primarily began on the controversy of enslaving black people.
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    Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation was a document that President lincoln published that granted freedom to the slaves. it was published September 22nd, 1862 then formalized on January 1st, 1863.
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    Reconstruction Era

    In the reconstruction era, the biggest challenge this era faced was placing a new system of labor since slaves were no longer being used. The reconstruction era ended on an informal comprimise
  • Jim Crow Laws

    Jim Crow laws were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation
  • 13th Amendment

    The 13th amendment abolished slavery.
  • 14th Amendment

    The 14th amendment granted citizenship to all born or naturalized within the united states.
  • 15th Amendment

    The citizen's right to vote shall not be denied by the united states or any state because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
  • WCTU

    The Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) is founded by Annie Wittenmyer. With Frances Willard at its head (1876), the WCTU became an important proponent in the fight for woman suffrage. As a result, one of the strongest opponents to women's enfranchisement was the liquor lobby, which feared women might use their vote to prohibit the sale of liquor.
  • Kansas exodus

    Kansas exodus
    The Kansas exodus of 1879 was the first general migration of African Americans. They migrated across the Mississippi River to Kansas. The Exodusters migrated because they wanted to establish a better life.
  • 19th Amendment

    Women won the right to vote
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    Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 60s

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    Martin Luther King Jr. was an important activist during the civil rights movement.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Mongomery Bus Boycott began after Rosa Parks refused to give her seat to a white male the next day December 1st, 1955 Martin Luther King Jr proposed a boycott to end racial segregation on the public transportation system. African Americans refused to use public transportation. the boycott continued for 381 days and In June of 1968, the supreme court ruled that laws to keep busses segregated were unconstitutional.
  • The Children's March

    The Children's March
    The children's march was to protest segregation in schools. African American children walked out of their schools and began a peaceful march in Birmingham Alabama.
  • Chicago freedom movement

    Chicago freedom movement
    the Chicago freedom movement was formed to protest segregated housing, education deficiencies, and employment and health disparities based on racism. The Chicago freedom movement continued through 1967. The fair housing act of 1969 credited the Chicago freedom movement for inspiring the act.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The march on Washington was the largest political rally for human rights ever in the united states. there was an estimate of 200,000 to 300,000 participants. the purpose of the march was to protest for jobs and freedom for African Americans. This was the same march that Martin Luther King Jr. gave his infamous "I Have a Dream" speech. The March on Washington is credited with helping pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Bloody Sunday went down in history for being a violent protest. Due to the beatings, the state troops inflicted on the protestors. The march was led by John Lewis and the protestors were peacefully marching from Selma Alabama to the capital, Montgomery. The march was aimed was for fighting unfair voting rights. The footage of the troop beatings sparked public outrage across the nation and boosted the civil rights movement.
  • Philadelphia becomes one of the first organized demonstrations for gay rights in the world.

    Frank Kameny, Barbara Gittings, and 37 other homosexual activists marched in front of Philadelphia's Independence Hall as part of the first Annual Reminders.
    Participants were given a strict dress code — men were to wear jackets and ties and women skirts or dresses — to underscore that they were normal and employable.
    The events were held until July 4, 1969, just a few days after Stonewall.
  • Poor People Campaign

    The poor people campaign was created to gain more economic and human rights for poor Americans from ALL backgrounds. The marchs' original date was scheduled for April 22nd, 1968 but, had to be postponed due to Martin Luther King Jr. being assassinated on April 4th, 1968. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination shook the whole movement. The poor people campaign did their march on May 12th, 1968. They had around 50,000 participants.
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    Gay Liberation

    The gay liberation movement is a social and political movement of the late 1960s through the mid-1980s that urgedLGBTQ to engage in radical direct action and to counter societal shame with gay pride.
  • Stone Wall Riots

    Stone Wall Riots
    The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous demonstrations by members of the LGBTQ community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City
  • March on Washington ( LGBT )

    March on Washington ( LGBT )
    An estimated 75,000 people participate in the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. LGBT people and straight allies demand equal civil rights and urge for the passage of protective civil rights legislation.