Civil Rights Timeline

  • • 13th Amendment

    •	13th Amendment
    Abolished slavery in the United States; also a stepping stone in the equality of colors.
  • • 14th Amendment

    it granted citizenship to "all people born or naturalized in the United States." It gave African Americans more freedom inside their own country.
  • • 15th Amendment

    It granted African American men the right to vote. It provided African Americans with a political voice in the goverment.
  • • Plessey vs. Ferguson

    It slowed down the equality of black and whites by inputing a new system of which lowered black people's standards in the american life style.
  • • 19th Amendment

    •	19th Amendment
    expanded the idea that people in american were equal under one flag. Gave women more freedom and involvement in the goverment and society.
  • • Executive Order

    Allowed African American to fight side by side with white Americans.
  • • Brown vs. Board of Education

    It allowed all children to have public education whether they were black or white or colored.
  • • Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat

    •	Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat
    It sparked the powdered keg of the civil rights movement in which would grant African Americans complete equal freedom.
  • • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    •	Montgomery Bus Boycott
    It showed that black people could make a difference towards white segregation acts.
  • • Civil Rights Act of 1957

    It signaled a gowing federal commitment to the cause of civil rights.
  • • 24th Amendment

    It finally allowed African Americans who were poor or misfortunate to vote without paying for it.
  • • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    •	Civil Rights Act of 1964
    Finally the turning point in which the goverment tried to desegregate instead of segrgate.
  • • Voting Rights Act of 1965

    •	Voting Rights Act of 1965
    Made it easier for Southern blacks to register to vote. They did not have to take iteracy tests, poll taxes, and other such requirements that were used to restrict black voting are made illegal.
  • • Civil Rights Act of 1968

    It allowed any colored person the right to equal housing regardless of your stature of color.