CIVIL RIGHTS OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN

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  • Surpreme court rules on segregation case of Brown Vs Education department

    Surpreme court rules on segregation case of Brown Vs Education department
    The surpreme court unanimously agrees on segregation in public schools is unconstutional.
  • Emmet Tillets death

    Emmet Tillets death
    Fourteen year old Emmet Till who was visiting a relative from chicago, was brutally bashed by two white men after Emmet had spoken to a white woman.
  • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a segregated bus

    Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a segregated bus
    Sitting on a "coloured selection" bus Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat when asked by a white man to move.
  • African American students attend a non segregated school for the first time

    African American students attend a non segregated school for the first time
    nine african americans attend a non segregated school, facing huge crowds of mobs and abuse from white americans
  • Students volunteer to test out the now de-segregated busses

    Students volunteer to test out the now de-segregated busses
    Over the spring and summer black students test out the new law of de-segregated busses by travelling to the south
  • James Merideth becomes the first black man to attend a university

    James Merideth becomes the first black man to attend a university
    James Meredith becomes the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi. Violence and riots surrounding the incident cause President Kennedy to send 5,000 federal troops to escort James Meridith to his classes and around at breaks
  • Martin Luther King arrested

    Martin Luther King arrested
    Martin Luther King is arrested and jailed during anti- segregation protests in Birmingam.
  • 20,000 people march in support of de-segregation

    20,000 people march through the Lincolin memorial in the heart of the nations capital in support of de- segregation. In this important movement Martin Luther King delivers his famous "I have a dream" speech.
  • President Johnson signs the civil rights act of 1964

    President Johnson signs the civil rights act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination of all kinds based on race, color, religion, or national origin. The law also provides the federal government with the powers to enforce desegregation.
  • Barrack Obama becomes the first African American president.

    Barrack Obama becomes the first African American president.
    Barrack Obama is sworn in as the first African American president of the Uited States of America