Civil Rights Movment

  • Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas

    Declaring that segregation was unconstitutional in schools. It paved the way to protest against segregation and other aspects of life
  • Emmett Till's murder

    Emmett Till was brutally murdered for supposivly whisteling at a passing white women.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks refuseses to give up her bus seat to a white passanger.
  • The Southern Christian Leadership Confrence(SCLC)

    The Sothern Christian Leadership Conference was founded in this time by Charles K Steele, Fred L Shuttlesworth, and Martin Luther King
  • Little Rock Nine

    Nine students are blocked from using a colledge. Then riots broke out and federal troops had to stop it.
  • Student sit in

    Four black students in Greensboro, NC begin a sit-in at a segregated diner.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. 5000 federal troops are needed to stop the rioting
  • Martin Luther King is arrested

    Martin Luther King is arrested for protesting without a perment
  • March on Washington

    Attended by 250,000 people, this is were Martin Luther King says his famous speach "I have a dream"
  • Church Bombing

    4 black girls are killed by a bomb at their local church. Riots break out and 2 other black youth men died in the riots.
  • Civil Rights Act

    President Johnson sights the Civil Rights Act. It prohibits discrimination against race, color, religon, and national origin.
  • Malcom X

    Founder of the organization of Afro-American unity was assassinated
  • Black Panthers

    Blak Panthers are founded by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale
  • Riots

    Major riots take place in Newark and Detroite
  • Assassination of Martin Luther King

    The leader of the anti-segregation protesters was shot and murdered on this day.