Civil Rights Timeline

  • Nation of Islam is founded

    Nation of Islam is founded
    Founded in July 1930, was to push towards equality, mostly msconvieved as black supremacists. when really their goal was for racial, semetic, and general equality.
  • Black Power

    Black Power
    A political slogan for self determination. First used in a novel in 1954, the sloagan was commonly stolen for many other civil rights protests and such.
  • Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas

    Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka Kansas
    The U.S. Supreme Court bans segregation in public schools
  • Thurgood Marshall

    Thurgood Marshall
    Before becoming a judge, Marshall was a lawyer who was known for his success in arguing before the Supreme Court for the victory in Brown v. Board of Education
  • Earl Warren

    Earl Warren
    In the Brown v. Board of Warren was the Supreme Justic Chief and the case overruled, allowing desegregation on trains and in public schools.
  • Rosa Parks Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks	Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man. This led to the Mongomery Bus Boycot
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    Civil Rights Act of 1957
    Primarily a voting rights bill, this was the first civil rights legislation enacted by Congress in the United States since Reconstruction following the American Civil War.
  • SNCC

    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was a group of students civily protesting against segregation by sitting-in white only places. Most places closed instead of segregating.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Mr. King was a very big infulence in the civil rights movement. He led many strikes with his powerful and well known speeches. He was assasinated on April 3,1968
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Freedom riders where civil rights activists trying to ban segregation on public buses. The Congress of Racial Equality was a strong supporter of the freedom riders. The freedom riders where African American activists riding across the states for awareness they left on may 4th, but on may 14th, 1961 whites had bombed the freedom riders bus. This created an uproar over civil rights.
  • Medgar Evers

    Medgar Evers
    After returning from WW2, Evans was very into the civil rights movement, after doing so he was murdered, which sparked many protests.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    The March on Washington, D.C. was for Jobs and Freedom. Some 250,000 people attended, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage.
  • Twenty-fourth Amendment

    "Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
    Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation." This Amendment gives the right to be actve in the government.
  • Malcolm X

    Malcolm X
    A strong leader of the Nation of Islam, less than a year after he left the nation, he was assainated in Feburary 1965 for his role in the civil rights movement
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    Also known as the Missisipi Summer Project, was a campaign to promote and register African American voters. There where many whites in Missisipi not happy with this, and this led to the wrongful murders, beatings, and arrests of many African Americans.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Enacted on this day, it outlawed discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women. It also ended lack of voting rights and segregation in public schools.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Originally gave voting rights to all America citizens without discrimination, before the 24th ammendment was in act.
  • Black Panthers

    Black Panthers
    Formed to protect fellow minorites from police brutality. Misconcieved as black supremecists.
  • Kerner Commission

    Kerner Commission
    Kerner Commission was an 11-member commission established by President Lyndon B. Johnson to investigate the causes of the 1967 race riots in the United States and to study how to prevent them in the future.