Civil rights

Civil Rights Timeline

By ec17731
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

    Upheld the constitutionality of state laws requiring racial segregation in public facilities.
  • Brown Vs. Board of Education

    Declared state laws establishing segregation of schools unconstitutional.
  • Emmett Till is murdered fd

    Emmett Till is murdered after flriting with a white girl.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Started when Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of the bus.
  • Little Rock School desegregation

    Several students attempt to attend to an all white school, eventually causing a riot and forcing them to leave.
  • Sit-ins in Greensboro/Nashville

    A non violent protest where students would sit at the counter of restaurants eventually causing them to be arrested.
  • March on Birmingham

    Civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King that eventually turns out to be a huge fight between the non violent african citizens and the violent white people.
  • March on Washington

    A political rally in Washington D.C. leg by Martin Luther King for civil rights.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Outlaws major racial segregation
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Outlawed discrimanatory voting.
  • Martin Luther King assassinated

    MLK is assassinated by a sniper right outside his door.