Civil Rights Timeline

  • Malcom X

    Malcom X
    He was an human rights activist. He became the assistant minister of the Nation of Islam's Temple Number One in Detroit
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    It was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court that declared state laws establishing seperate public shcools for black and white students were unconstitutional. The decision overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson case which allowed school segregation.
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks
    She was an African American Civil Rights activist who was called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of freedom movement". On Dec. 1, she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. Her act of defiance became an important symbol of the Civil Rights Movement.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    a political and social protest campaign
  • Southern Christain Leadership Congerence

    Southern Christain Leadership Congerence
    The SCLC is an African American Civil Rights Organization. the goal of the SCLC was to coordinate and support nonviolent direct action to end segregation.
  • LittleRock Nine

    LittleRock Nine
    The Little Rock Nine was a group of African American studernts who were enrolled in Little Rock Central High School. The school was racially segregated.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.
    He was an civil rights activis, led the Montgomery bus march, and he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history.
  • Greensboro Sit-Ins

    Greensboro Sit-Ins
    The Greensboro Sit-Ins were a series of nonviolent protests which led to the Woolworth's department store chian reversing its policy of racial segregation in the South. They lead to increased national sentiment. The primary event took place at t
  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders
    Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who rode interstate buses into the South to test the U.S. Supreme Court decision Boynton v. Virginia and Irene Morgan v. Commonwealth of Virginia.
  • March On Washington

    The march was for jobs and freedom. 250,000 people attended and it was the largest march ever and was one of the first to have extensive coverage.
  • "I have a Dream" Speech

    This was a 17 min. public speech by Martin Luther King Jr. He spoke about having racial equality and putting an end to discrimination. This speech was a defing moment in the American Civil Rights Movement.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Civil Rights Act of 1964
    The Civil Rights Act was an act that outlawed major forms of discrimination against African Americans and women, including racial segregation. It ended racial segregation in schools, workplaces, and in public period.
  • Selma March

    There was 3 Selma to Montgomery marches and they marked the political and emotional peak of the American Civil Rights movement.
  • Stokely Carmichael (SNCC)

    Stokely Carmichael (SNCC)
    was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    Voting Rights Act of 1965
    The Voting Rights Act was an act that outlawed discriminatory voting practices that were responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the U.S.
  • Black Power

    Black Power
    Black Power is a political slogan used in the movement among people of Black African decendants. The movement was prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s, emphasizing racial pride and the creation of black political and cultural institutions.
  • Black Panther

    Black Panther
    The Black Pantther Party was an African-American revolutionary leftist organization active in the United States from 1966 until 1982.
  • "Bloody Sunday"

    Bloody Sunday was an incident in Northern Ireland were 26 unarmed Civil-Rights protesters and bystanders were shot by the British army.ggbvbg