A court case that ruled that separate black and white schools was unconstitutional. It overturned "separate but equal."
Emmett Till killed
Till was brutally murdered by two white man. His death caused an uproar.
Rosa Parks arrested
After refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, Rosa Parks was arrested
Montegomery Bus Boycott
After Rosa Park's arrest, African Americans boycotted Montegomery buses. The boycott lasted for over a year
Little Rock 9
After Brown v. Board of Education, nine African American students tried to go to school at Little Rock Central High School. An angry mob surrounded the school, but after 20 days they finally entered the school
Nonviolent protests that occured in Woolworth stores which refused to serve African Americans. The store eventually changed its policy
Civil Rights activists who rode buses into the southern United States to test the seggrgated busing.
Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested when he was nonviolently protesting. In jail he wrote the famous, "Letter from Birmingham Jail"
March on Washington
A Civil Rights march and rally in Washington D.C. where Martin Luther King jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech
An attempt to register as many African Americans as possible in Mississippi. Many resources were set up to help African Americans living in the south
Civil Rights workers killed
The Ku Klux Klan lynched three Civil Rights workers in Mississippi. The murders outraged many and helped the Civil Rights Act of 1964 get passed
Civil Rights Act of 1964
An act that banned racial descrimination. An example is that the requirements for voting based on race was banned
Malcolm X assassinated
Malcolm X was going to give a speech when three men who were members of Nation of Islam, which Malcolm X had previously left.
Marches from Selma to Montgomery for Civil Rights. The first march was to protest the death of Jimmi Lee Jackson. On the third march, the marchers were protected by nearly 3,000 soldiers
Voting Rights Act of 1965
An act that outlaw discrimating voting practices
Riots in Los Angeles due to racial segregation and discrimination. 34 people died in the riots
The Black Panthers were an organization that supported the Civil Rights movement and socialism. The group was nationalist-centric.
A term that was used during the Civil Rights movement and is associated with black nationalism and black separationism.
Martin Luther King Jr. Assassinated
MLK was assassinated in a Memphis motel hours after his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. His assassination caused riots
After MLK was assassinated, riots took place in over 100 cities all over the United States.
Civil rights Act of 1968
An act that provided equal housing opprotunities regardless of race