Civil Rights Timeline

  • Brown v Board of Education

    It was a landmark of united states supreme court case in which the court declared state laws establishing seperate public schools for black and white students unconxtitutional.
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  • Rosa Parks

    She was an African American who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. She was arrested for not giving up her seat to a white man when the bus driver told her to. She sparked a new era in the civil rights movement.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    This is a when African Americans stopped riding the busses and boycotted riding them. This led to a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama.
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

    This is an African American civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909. Its there mission to ensure the political, educational,social, and econmoic equality of rights of all people and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Dr. King was a pastor at Dexter Avenue Baptist where he was elected at the age of 26 to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. He had a dream to stop segregation in all of the U.S.
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference

    After the Montgomery bus boycott demon started thatnnviolent protest could be successful, African American ministers led by King which istablished in 1957.
  • Central High School

    it is an accredited comprehensive public high school in Little Rock, Arkansa United States. Central High School was the site of forced school desegregation during the american civil rights movement.
  • Fredom Riders

    They travele into the south to draw attention to its refusal to intergrate bus terminals. this occurred in the eraly 1960s. Announced the first freedom riders boarded several southbound interstate buses.
  • Protest in Birmingham in 1963

    In the spring of 1963 they decided to launch demonstrations in Birmingham, Alabama. Knowing they would provoke a violent responce. Reflecting on this problem Dr. King came to a difficult decision.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    This act of 1964 was the most comprehensive civil rights law congrress had ever enacted. It have the federal government broad power to prevent racial discrimination in a number of areas.
  • Selma March

    Also known as bloody sunday and the two marches taht followed, were marches and protest held in 1965 that marked the political and emotional peak of the American Civil RIghts movement
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Authorized the U,S, attorney general to send federal examiners to register qualified voters. Bypassing local officials who often refused to register African Americans.
  • Black Panthers 6416

    A black revolutionary socialist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. The black panther party achieved national and international notoriety.
  • Black Power

    A political slogan and a name for various associated ideologies aimed at achieving self determination for people of black descent throughout the world.