Civil Rights Timeline

  • The 3/5 compromise

    The 3/5 compromise
    This was compromise between Southern and Northern states. This compromise stated that a slave would count as 3/5 of a person in terms of both taxation and representation. This compromise setteled many ongoing arguements about regional power between The North and South
  • Dread Scott vs. Sanford

    Dread Scott vs. Sanford
    Dread scott was a slave who sued for his freedom. He had lived in the free state of Illinois for quit some time and eventually moved back to the slave state of Missouri. He believed he deserved to be free because he had just came from a free state. The Supreme Court ruled against him and said no because he was property of his owner.
  • 14th Amendment passed

    14th Amendment passed
    This was the passing of constitutional the amendment which forbids any state from depriving citizens of their privileges and right's. it also defines citizenship.
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  • Plessy v. Fergason

    Plessy v. Fergason
    This case was when the Supremem Court upheld the Louisianna law "Seperate but equal". this law means that resturants, theaters, buses, hotels, etc. would all be "seperate" but "equal".
  • The Brown Vs. Borad Of Education case begins

    The Brown Vs. Borad Of Education case begins
    In 1951 The Brown Vs. Board Of Education case began. the Brown sisters had a difficult time trying to get to their far away, run down, segregated school. The Brown family took the case to court and after 3 long years the Supreme court Justices went back on their original precedent for segregated schools and the case ended.
  • The Murder of Emmett Till

    The Murder of Emmett Till
    Emmett Till was a 14 year old boy who was murdered for allegedy flirting with a white women. The womens husband Roy and his half brother J.W. went to Till's uncle's house where they took Till to a barn beat and brutally mudrered him. They disposed of his body in a river and it was found 3 days later.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    On this day Rosa PArks refused to give up her seat in the colored section on the bus to a white passenger after the white section was filled. After she refused to give up her seat, she was aressted, this was the beginning of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • The Montgomery Bus Boycott

    The Montgomery Bus Boycott
    The Montgomery Bus Boycott started after Rosa Parks was aressted on Dec, 1st 1955 for not giving up her seat in the colored section on the bus. It was a political and social protest campaign that ran against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Mongomery. This lead to the Supreme Courts decision which declared that the Montgomery Laws for segregated buses was unconstitutional.
  • Medgar Evers Murdered

    Medgar Evers Murdered
    Medgar Evers was a NAACP which is the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. He was assasinated on June 11th, 1963 by Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the Whites Citizen Council. President Kennedy adresses everyone on this issue of race, stating, "Are we to say to the world...that this is a land of the free except for Negroes".
  • Martin Luther Kings "I have a dream" speech

    Martin Luther Kings "I have a dream" speech
    This was the speech where Martin Luther King called an end for racism. He delivered his speech off of the steps of Lincoln Memorial to an audience of over 250,000 Civil Rights supporter's. This speech changed the way's of America and was ranked the top American speech of the 20th century.
  • African Americans march on Mongomery

    African Americans march on Mongomery
    Afirican American began a march to Montgomery in support of voting rights. Shortly after the march began it was stopped by a police blockade.
  • President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968

    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968
    President Johnson signs the Civil rights Act of 1968. This act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
  • Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke

    Regents of the University of California vs. Bakke
    The University of California used to set aside certain spots in their medical program for minority students because they wanted more minority's to study in medicine and a more diverse student body. Bakke was denied entry into the program and sued, Justice Powell wrote the opinion for the court which stated that race could be a factor for enrollment in the program, but it could not be the only factor.
  • Head of the Mississippi Civil Rights Murders gets convicted

    Head of the Mississippi Civil Rights Murders gets convicted
    The ring leader of the Mississippi Civil Rights Murders, the brutal murder's of 3 Civil Rights Activists, get's convicted of manslaughter on the 41'st anniversary of the crime.
  • Segregated Prom in Georgia

    Segregated Prom in Georgia
    A integrated highschool in Georgia hold's a segregated prom. White students have their prom on Friday while minoritys have theirs on Saturday. The students would like to have their prom combined into one but their parents pay for the prom, and will not pay for it if they combine the proms. We are well into the future now and sgeregation should have been ended a long time ago.
  • References

    References
    -"Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus." Rosa Parks Bus - The Story Behind the Bus. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2013.
    -Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2013.
    -"Brown v. Board of Education." ThinkQuest. Oracle Foundation, n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2013.
    -"Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956)." Montgomery Bus Boycott (1955-1956). N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2013.
    -"Key Events in the American Civil Rights Movement." Key Events in the American Civil Rights Movement. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Apr. 2013.