civil rights timeline by maryam abdi

Timeline created by maryamabdi
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  • Brown v Board of Education

    Brown v Board of Education
    Brown v Board of Education was a supreme court decision that ruled segregation in school was unconstitutional, even if the schools were equal in quality.
  • White Citizens Council

    White Citizens Council
    Founded by Robert B. Patterson, the White Citizens Council was a group of white supremacists formed to try to combat the progression of black's civil rights.
  • Brown v Board of Education II

    Brown v Board of Education II
    After successfully ruling that school in America must be desegregated, Brown v Board of Education II ruled that schools must be integrated "with all deliberate speed".
  • Lynching of Emmett Till

    Lynching of Emmett Till
    Emmett Louis Till was a 14-year-old African American who was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, after being accused of offending a white woman in her family's grocery store.
  • Rosa Parks Arrested

    Rosa Parks Arrested
    Rosa Parks was a civil rights activist who refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus to a white passenger. Though she was arrested, she sparked nationwide efforts to end racial segregation on public facilities.
  • Montgomery bus boycott

    Montgomery bus boycott
    The Montgomery bus boycott was a protest against segregation on public fa cities, especially the public transport system. African-Americans refused to ride buses in hopes of desegregation. This protest lasted a year.
    December 5th, 1955 - December 20th, 1956
  • Martin Luther King House Bombing

    Martin Luther King House Bombing
    The house of Martin Luther King was bombed by people who supported segregation(white supremacists) because of the success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
  • Black Panthers Formed

    Black Panthers Formed
    In late October 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale created the Black Panthers Formed because they believed there should be a force that protects blacks from police brutality.
  • Bombing of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

    Bombing of Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth
    The KKK(Klu Klux Klan) in Alabama bombed the home of the civil rights leader Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth.
  • SCLC Founded

    SCLC Founded
    The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is an African-American civil rights organization. The first president was Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Eisenhower sends in Federal Troops

    Eisenhower sends in Federal Troops
    President Eisenhower sends in Federal Troops from the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock to restore peace and try to protect the black students attending the high school.
  • SNCC Formed

    SNCC Formed
    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee was a group of student who were civil rights activists. They formed this group to support the Black progression of civil rights.
  • Greensboro sit ins

    Greensboro sit ins
    The Greensboro sit-ins were a series of nonviolent protests in February to July 1960. The movement sparked other non-violent sit-ins in college towns all across the south.
  • Freedom rides

    Freedom rides
    Freedom Riders were groups of white and African American civil rights activists who participated in Freedom Rides, bus trips through the American South in 1961 to protest segregated bus terminals
    May 4, 1961 – Dec 10, 1961
  • White mob attacks federal marshals in Montgomery

    White mob attacks federal marshals in Montgomery
    A group of angry white segregationists attacked marshals outside churches and black own facilities who were protecting them from bombings and violence.
  • Albany Georgia “failure”

    Albany Georgia “failure”
    The Albany Georgia “failure” was a movement that involved students demonstrating a sit-in in the cities bus terminal. Many of the students were arrested. The movement was a failure and ended with King in jail.
  • Bailey v Patterson

    Bailey v Patterson was a supreme court case that ruled no segregation of interstate or intrastate transportation facilities.
  • MLK goes to a Birmingham jail

    MLK goes to a Birmingham jail
    Martin Luther King was arrested on April 16, 1963 for continuing his protests in Birmingham even though the courts and authorities ordered him not too.
  • Equal Pay Act

    The equal pay act was made on June 10, 1963. It states men and women must be payed the same if they are doing the same job
  • Kennedy sends in Federal Troops

    Kennedy sends in Federal Troops
    President Kennedy sends in Federal Troops to bases near Birmingham to retore order and peace during violent protests.
  • Assassination of Medgar Evers

    Assassination of Medgar Evers
    Medgar Wiley Evers was an American civil rights activist in Mississippi. He was assassinated on June 12th, 1963 by white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith.
  • March on Washington “I have a Dream”

    March on Washington “I have a Dream”
    The purpose of the march on Washington was to advocate for the civil and economic rights of African Americans. At the march, Martin Luther King delivered his memorable “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • Bombing of a church in Birmingham

    Bombing of a church in Birmingham
    The Birminingham Church bombing was an act of white supremacist terrorism which occurred at an African-American Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, on Sunday, September 15, 1963
  • Assassination of John F. Kennedy:

    Assassination of John F. Kennedy:
    The 35th president John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald while traveling through Dallas, Texas
  • XXIV (24th) Amendment

    The 24th Amendment prohibits any poll tax in elections for federal elections. Citizens can vote without paying money.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    Freedom summer was a 1964 voter registration movement aimed at increasing the number of registered black voters in Mississippi. Many of the volenteers were white and they hoped to end voter discrimination at polls.
  • Killing of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner

    Killing of Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner
    Three activists, Goodman, Chaney, and Schwerner were abducted and murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi in June 1964 during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964

    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 law in the United States outlaws discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It prohibits segregation in schools, work, and public places.
  • Assassination of Malcolm X

    Assassination of Malcolm X
    Malcolm X, was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist. He was assassinated on February 21, 1965 by Thomas Hagan.
  • Selma to Montgomery March

    Selma to Montgomery March
    Selma-to-Montgomery marchers fought for the right to carry out their protest and protested against the barriers that kept them from voting.
    Mar 7, 1965 – Mar 21, 1965
  • Black Panthers Formed

    Black Panthers Formed
    In late October 1966, Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale formed the Black Panthers because they believed there should be a force that protects blacks from police brutality.
  • Loving v Virginia

    Loving v Virginia
    Loving v Virginia was a supreme court case that challenged the laws that banned interracial marriage. The Supreme court ruled banning interracial marriage was unconstitutional.
  • Minneapolis riots

    Minneapolis riots
    On July 21, 1967, there were many violent riots in the city of Minneapolis fighting for civil rights.
  • Detroit Riots

    Detroit Riots
    The Detroit Riots were of confrontations between black residents and the Detroit Police Department.
    Jul 23, 1967 – Jul 28, 1967
  • Assassination of MLK

    Assassination of MLK
    Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 by James Earl Ray.
  • Assassination of Robert “Bobby” Kennedy

    Assassination of Robert “Bobby” Kennedy
    Robert “Bobby” Kennedy was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General. He was assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan on June 6th, 1968