Civil Rights Timeline

Timeline created by 89andrew
In History
  • Jackie Robinson enters major league baseball

    Jackie Robinson enters major league baseball
    Jack Roosevelt Robinson was an American professional baseball player who became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era.
  • Emmett Till is murdered

    Emmett Till is murdered
    a 14-year old African-American boy, was murdered in August 1955 in a racist attack that shocked the nation and provided a catalyst for the emerging civil rights movement.
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    A civil rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passes

    Civil Rights Act of 1957 is passes
    was the first federal civil rights legislation passed by the United States Congress since the Civil Rights Act of 1875. The bill was passed by the 85th United States Congress and signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on September 9, 1957
  • Greensboro Sit-In

    Greensboro Sit-In
    A series of nonviolent protests in Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1960, which led to the Woolworth department store chain removing its policy of racial segregation in the Southern United States.
  • Integration of Ole Miss Riots

    Integration of Ole Miss Riots
    riots erupted on the campus of the University of Mississippi in Oxford where locals, students, and committed segregationists had gathered to protest the enrollment of James Meredith, a black Air Force veteran attempting to integrate the all-white school.
  • The Birmingham Children’s March

    The Birmingham Children’s March
    It was a march that led over a thousand African American kids to march in Birmingham. Their plan was to get arrested and fill up the jails in Birmingham.
  • March on Washington / I Have a Dream Speech

    March on Washington / I Have a Dream Speech
    Is a public speech that was delivered by American civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, in which he called for civil and economic rights and an end to racism in the United States.
  • Freedom Summer

    Freedom Summer
    was a volunteer campaign in the United States launched in June 1964 to attempt to register as many African-American voters as possible in Mississippi. Also known as the Mississippi Summer Project.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr. is shot to death at a hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. A single shot fired by James Earl Ray from over 200 feet away at a nearby motel struck King in the neck