Civil Rights Timeline Jaden White

Timeline created by Jaden White
In History
  • President Truman

    President Truman
    President Truman became the first president to adress the NAACP
  • President Truman

    He issued the executive order that desegregated the armed forces.
  • Brown v. Board of Education

    Brown v. Board of Education
    The US Supreme Court found segregation unconstitutional. It overturned the Plessy v. Ferguson case and "separate but equal."
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Montgomery Bus Boycott
    Rosa Parks didn't give up her bus seat for a white in Alabama.
  • Atlanta School System

    The ATL school system officially desegregated
  • Albany Movement

    Albany Movement
    A movement to desegregate Albany, GA. 500 people were arrested including MLK Jr.
  • UGA Intergrates

    UGA Intergrates
    The 2 first African Americans admitted to UGA. Hamilton Holmes and Charlayne Hunter were the first.
  • GA Assembly

    GA Assembly repealed laws that cut off funds for schools that integrated
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    March for Jobs and Freedom Goals: Pressure congress to pass Civil Rights Bill, Advocate for civil rights like employment, education, and housing.
  • Civil Rights Act

    Civil Rights Act
    President Kennedy sponsored new civil rights laws before he was assassinated. It was signed into law by President LBJ. Prohibited segregation in public places and discrimination in hiring, firing, and promotion. Gave the Federal Government the right to withhold funds from states that resisted the law.
  • Voting Rights Act

    Voting Rights Act
    1,000,000 African Americans were registered to vote. Prohibited states from imposing any voting qualifications and from denying citizens the right to vote based on race.
  • MLK Assasination

    MLK Assasination
    Dr. King was assassinated on the balcony of his hotel.
  • The Barnes Flag

    The Barnes Flag
    Arguments threatened to overshadow the 1996 Olympic Games
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    Lester Maddox

    GA's Governor that was a segregationists, but put more African Americans into office than any other Governor in GA history.
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    Sonny Perdue

    Sonny Perdue was the new GA Governor