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Civil Rights Timeline

  • Civil War Ends

    Civil War Ends
    Slaves are set free and become considered people, not property.
  • Malcolm X Born

    Malcolm X Born
    On this day Malcolm X was born. Second most influential man fighitng for Black's rights, only losing out ot MLK.
  • MLK was Born

    MLK was Born
    On this day Martin Luther King Jr. was born in ATL, Georgia. Little did his parents know he would be an extremely influetial factor not only in the Civil Rights Era, but in the history of the world.
  • CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)

    CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)
    Founded this year.
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    CORE launches freedom rides

    From Washington to New Orleans
  • Truman signs Executive Order 9981

    Truman signs Executive Order 9981
    "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin."
  • Brown Vs. Board

    Brown Vs. Board
    Board of Education that is.
  • Hernandez Vs. Texas

    Hernandez Vs. Texas
    Hernandez vs. Texas
  • Emmet Till

    Emmet Till
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    A bus was boycotted by blacks in Montgomery, AL
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    Rosa Parks refused to sit on the back of the bus.
  • Little Rock 9

    Little Rock 9
    9 Black Children attempt to go to Little Rock High School, It was previoulsy a White Only high school.
  • Joseph McNeill sit-in at Counter

    Joseph McNeill sit-in at Counter
    He led a sit in at a lunch counter in North Carolina.
  • N.C. Sit in

    N.C. Sit in
    4 Black students in N.C. boldly sit in at a segregated lunch counter
  • SNCC founded

    SNCC founded
    The Student's Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded.
  • James Meredith enrolls at U of Miss

    James Meredith enrolls at U of Miss
    James Meredith enrolls at the Universtiy of Mississippi. He is the first black student to enroll there.
  • Medgar Evers murdered

    Medgar Evers murdered
    Mississippi's NAACP field secretary, 37-year-old Medgar Evers, is murdered outside his home Read more: Civil Rights Movement Timeline (14th Amendment, 1964 Act, Human Rights Law) —
  • March On Watching MLK

    March On Watching MLK
    MLK delivers his "I have a dream" Specch.
  • Sixteenth Baptist church Bombed

    Sixteenth Baptist church Bombed
    The Sixteenth Baptist Church is bombed in Birnmingham, Alabama.
  • JFK Assasination

    JFK Assasination
    Lyndon B Johnson takes Presidency
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    the 24th Amendment abolishes the Poll Tax that made it difficult for poor black to vote.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    Civil Rights Act enacted this day. Outlawed Discriminatino
  • Malcolm X Killed

    Malcolm X Killed
    Malcolm X is assasinated in Harlem. The shooter is said to be of his own faith, Muslim.
  • MLK March Selma-> Montgomery

    MLK March Selma-> Montgomery
    MLK and others march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in protest over voting rights.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    Outlawed discriminatory voting practices.
  • Watts Riots

    Watts Riots
    5 day riots started by wrongful arresting of a black man.
  • Black Panther Party Founded

    Black Panther Party Founded
    African-American organizaton that fought for "Black Power"
  • MLK Assasinated

    MLK Assasinated
    MLK is assasinated in Memphis, Tenessee. James Earl Ray is convicted for the crime
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968,

    Civil Rights Act of 1968,
    Prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental, and financing of housing.
    Signed by president Johnson.