Civil rights

Civil Rights Timeline

  • Nat Turner Revolt

    Nat Turner Revolt
    A revolt led by Nat Turner where a group of African Amricans went house to house and killed white people. They were eventually brought down and over 50 of them were executed.
  • Lincoln Became President

    Lincoln Became President
    Abraham Lincoln was sworn in to office and became the president that ended slavery in America.
  • New York Draft Riot

    New York Draft Riot
    Competition between newly freed slaves and white men for jobs caused these riots along with the $300 fee any man over 20 had to pay in order to not be put in the draft lottery. People began with government buildings then went to kill black people.
  • Charleston Riot

    Charleston Riot
    A short 2 hour riot between the 2 groups in Charleston. The Copperheads and the Union. 9 people died and 12 were injured.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Abolished slavery.
  • 14th Ammendment

    14th Ammendment
    The 14th Ammendment was passed defining citizenship and stopping states from taking away the rights of citizens.
  • 15th Amendment

    15th Amendment
    This amendment allowed black men to vote.
  • Plessy vs Ferguson

    Plessy vs Ferguson
    The court ruled racial segregation to be required in public places.
  • Japanese Mexican Labor Association

    Japanese Mexican Labor Association
    More than 1200 Mexican and Japanese laborors organize the first farmer workers union. They later went on to win a protest against the Calidornia agriculture industry.
  • NAACP Was Founded

    NAACP Was Founded
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded.
  • The Red Summer Of 1919

    The Red Summer Of 1919
    A series of 25 riots and lynchings in multiple cities occurred in the summer of 1919. Over 100 people are killed. (Exact date not specified.)
  • ACLU Is Founded

    ACLU Is Founded
    American Civil Liberties Union is founded helping the cause for civil rights for everyone.
  • 19th Amendment

    19th Amendment
    This amendment gave women the right to vote.
  • The Society Of Human Rights

    The Society Of Human Rights
    The Society of Human Rights is founded in Chicago making it the first organization to fight for LGBT rights.
  • KKK March

    KKK March
    This march marked the first public demonstration the KKK had. It was held in Washington DC
  • Japanese Internment

    Japanese Internment
    FDR signs a bill that puts Japanese Americans in camps in the US during WWII.
  • Zoot Suit Riots

    Zoot Suit Riots
    A series of riots in LA revolving around racial tensions with hispanic immigrants. Hispanics as young as 12 were pulled out of resturants and theatres by police officers who tore off their clothes and beat them.
  • Detroit Race Riot

    Detroit Race Riot
    The riot began among youths at Belle Isle Park after 6,000 federal troops were called in to restore peace. A total of 34 people were killed, 25 of them black and most at the hands of police; 433 were wounded, 75% of them black; and property valued at $2 million was destroyed.
  • Sexual Behavior In The Human Male

    Sexual Behavior In The Human Male
    The publishing in this book opened made the public aware of the fact that homosexuality isn't as rare as people thought. (Exact date not specified)
  • Executive Order 9981

    Executive Order 9981
    Truman signed off on Executive Order 9981 abolishing racial discrimination in the armed forces.
  • "Operation Wetback"

    "Operation Wetback"
    The U.S. immigration services begin to deport over 3.8 million Latino Americans. Some being citizens that were wrongly deported.
  • Bus Boycot

    Bus Boycot
    After Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white man, black people all over Montgomery boycotted using busses and public transportation.
  • Little Rock Crisis

    Little Rock Crisis
    Soldiers were posted at a highschool in Little Rock in order to keep the peace while they were intigrating African American students.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    The first legislation relating to civil rights. This was after Brown vs. The Board of Education. It slowly let African American people into public schools.
  • Decriminalization of Homosexual Acts

    Decriminalization of Homosexual Acts
    Illinois becomes the first state to legalize homosexual acts between consenting adults in private. (Exact date not presented)
  • MLK Is Arrested in Birmingham

    MLK Is Arrested in Birmingham
    During an anti-segregation protest MLK Jr was arrested. While in jail he wrote the “Letter from Birmingham Jail”.
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    More than 200,000 Americans gathered in Washington D.C. for a political rally for Jobs and Freedom.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    Abolished a poll tax that was preventing poor people from voting.
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    Pregnancy Discrimination Act
    The act gives the right to leave work in order to give birth and take care of her infant. (Exact date not presented)
  • Assassination of Malcolm X

    Assassination of Malcolm X
    Malcolm X was assassinated by a rival Black Muslim organization that he was previously apart of.
  • Watts Riot

    Watts Riot
    After a Black motorist was arrested a fight broke out and it led to riots that lasted 6 days. Resulting in over 40 million dollars in dammage and 30+ people dead.
  • Loving vs. Virginia

    Loving vs. Virginia
    This case ruled that laws and rules that prevent interacial marriage are unconstitutional.
  • MLKJ Is Assassinated

    MLKJ Is Assassinated
    Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated leading to a rush in passing the Fair House Act.
  • Fair House Act

    Fair House Act
    This act abolished discrimination by race when it comes to buying/renting property.
  • Stonewall Riots

    Stonewall Riots
    The Stonewall riots changed the gay rights movement from one limited to a small number of supporters into a widespread protest for equal rights and acceptance. These riots were sparked when people at a gay bar in New York called the Stonewall Inn, fight back during a police raid causing three days of riots.
  • Education for Ethnic Students

    Education for Ethnic Students
    The U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare made a memorendum that prevented people who don't speak english from being denied admissions into schools.
  • Homosexuality Isn't a Mental Disorder

    Homosexuality Isn't a Mental Disorder
    The American Psychiatric Association removes homosexuality from it's list of mental disorders. (Exact date not presented)
  • Expansion of The U.S. Voting Rights Act

     Expansion of The U.S. Voting Rights Act
    This act allowed people of all races to vote, later the act was expanded in order to prevent discrimination at polls. Language assistants were stationed at polls in order to help with non english speaking poeple.
  • Harvey Milk Wins An Election

    Harvey Milk Wins An Election
    Harvey Milk won his election and was sworn in to the San Fransisco Board of Supervisors. He began his term by backing a bill that ends sexual orientation discrimination.
  • L.A. Riots

    L.A. Riots
    After the police officers who beat Rodney King were acquitted, over 600 buildings were burned, 50 people killed and over a billion dollars of dammage recorded.