Civil Rights Timeline Mod 1, Grace Lilli, Laikyn

By gbarden
  • Executive Order 9981

    Executive Order 9981
    President Truman made a order to abolish all racial discrimination in the US Armed Forces and eventually led to the end of segregation in the service.
  • Brown vs. Board of Education

    Brown vs. Board of Education
    The court case was to abolish segregation in public schools. The Supreme Court made the right decision and demanded for integrated schools, this wasn’t followed in most of America, but it was a great choice made by Supreme Court.
  • Emmett Till

    Emmett Till
    He was in Mississippi visiting family when he went into a candy and supposedly flirted with the white female cashier. Four days later he was kidnaped by two white males, beat and shot him to death. The two males were tried for murder, but with an all white jury they acquitted them.
  • Rosa Parks Bus

    Rosa Parks Bus
    Rosa Parks was known for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. She was then later arrest for not obeying the bus drivers rules. African American’s had to sit in the back of the bus during this time.
  • SCLC

    SCLC
    Stands for Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The SCLC started in Atlanta, Georgia and was one of the most significant participates in the civil rights movement. MLK Jr. was chosen as the spokesmen for the conference.
  • Little Rock Nine

    Little Rock Nine
    After segregation in schools was called unconstitutional, nine African American kids went to their new majority white school. All of the white parents were outside protesting and yelling at the kids.
  • Gay liberation

    Gay liberation
    Many gays and lesbions marched down the streets of NYC spreading the word about gays and their marriage rights.
  • Woolworth sit-ins

    Woolworth sit-ins
    Four African American college students sat in a dinner called Woolworth in Greensboro North Carolina. the restaurant refused to serve them and asked them to leave. They did not leave and whites starting attacking them. African American students later went to jail.
  • SNCC

    SNCC
    Stands for Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. This was for young leaders of the civil rights movement.
  • Freedom Rides

    Freedom Rides
    The Freedom Riders were just trying to enforce the law that was laid down by the Supreme Court in 1947, the South refused to follow. The Riders didn’t have any issue in the upper south. When the reached Birmingham and Anniston, AL, it got bad, the bus was stoned, slashed tires, and not long after set on fire.
  • James Meredith

    James Meredith
    James was the first African American to be admitted to an all-white college, Ole Miss. On the first day of classes there were rioters and blocked the entrance. JFK sent military police, Mississippi National Guard, and officers from the U.S. Border Patrol. On October 1, 1962 was the first black person enrolled at Ole Miss.
  • Letter from a Birmingham Jail

    Letter from a Birmingham Jail
    This letter was written by the famous Martin Luther King Jr.
    He wrote the letter because the white clergymen made a promise to take down segregation signs and try to reduce segregation in Birmingham, AL but they did not keep their promise. MLK was also in AL because that was the highest state in the nation for unknown deaths and bombings
  • March on Washington

    March on Washington
    More than 200,000 Americans gathered for political rally jobs and freedom. This was the march where Martin Luther King Jr gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.
  • 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

    16th Street Baptist Church bombing
    A bomb exploded before church on Sunday morning in Birmingham, Al. Four young girls were killed while many others injured. With African Americans outraged, violent protests happened bringing national attention to the issue.
  • Assassination of JFK

    Assassination of JFK
    JFK was in Dallas, TX when he was assassinated in a convertible car driving down Elm Street during a parade. His wife was in the car next to him. Lee Oswald was accused of shooting him. Many think someone shot him on the grassy hill.
  • 24th Amendment

    24th Amendment
    This amendment prohibits Congress and State from conditioning the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other types of tax. This amendment took 2 years to pass.
  • Murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner

    Murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner
    Three young civil rights workers, a 21-year-old black Mississippian, James Chaney, and two white New Yorkers, Andrew Goodman, 20, and Michael Schwerner, 24 were brutally murdered in Neshoba County, Mississippi. Theses young mens goal was to get black people the chance to vote. They went to investigate a black church that had been burned down but were later taken to jail by the police for several hours. Theses boys were released late at night to the KKK who then beat and murdered them.
  • Civil Rights Act 1964

    Civil Rights Act 1964
    The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of Civil Rights legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against racial, ethnic, national and religious minorities, and women
  • Malcolm X assassinated

    Malcolm X assassinated
    In NYC he was assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. He was a African American nationalist and religious leader.
  • Civil Rights Act 1965

    Civil Rights Act 1965
    This was the act of all acts. LBJ signed the act which prohibits discrimination in voting.
  • Los Angeles Race Riots 1965

    Los Angeles Race Riots 1965
    Located in Watt’s neighborhood, six men were drinking and driving. All got arrested. The struggle to arrest them cased a six day riot. Damage cast over $40 million and 34 killed and 1,000s injured. Rebellion on racial arrest some might say.
    8-11/8-17-1965
  • Executive Order 11246

    Executive Order 11246
    “The Executive Order prohibits federal contractors and federally-assisted construction contractors and subcontractors, who do over $10,000 in Government business in one year from discriminating in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin”http://www.dol.gov/
    LBJ was the president at the time
  • Black Panthers founded

    Black Panthers founded
    Founded by Newton and Seale in California, they created the Black Panthers. It was a group of men teaching self defense to spread the word and establishing revolutionary socialism.
  • Loving vs. Virginia

    Loving vs. Virginia
    Civil Rights decision of the US Supreme Court which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage. (Blacks and Whites could get married)
  • MLK is assassinated

    MLK is assassinated
    African American who won a Nobel Peace Prize and was known for his segregation movement. He wanted to end segregation for all blacks throughout the nation. In MLK’s motel room, he was standing on the balcony when a suspect named James Earl Ray was accused of killing him. Many family members from MLK’s side and Ray’s side believe he was innocent. This happened in Memphis around 6 at night.
  • Civil Rights Act 1968

    Civil Rights Act 1968
    This movement was very important because it provided equal housing to anyone no matter what race they are. It had become a federal crime to threaten, intimidate, force or interfere with anyone that was another race, religion or color. This Act was signed by President Lyndon B Johnson during the King Assassination riots.
  • Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday
    Northern Ireland
    Protesters and bystanders were shot and killed by soldiers if the British Army.
  • “Bull” Connor uses fire hoses on black demonstrators

    “Bull” Connor uses fire hoses on black demonstrators
    Theophilus Eugene or Bull Connor was commissioner in Birmingham Alabama to help the public safety of the people.
  • Voting Rights Act 1991

    Voting Rights Act 1991
    The president at the time was President Bush. This right was said that the United States statute that was passed in response to a series of United States Supreme Court decisions which limited the rights of employees who had sued their employers for discrimination.
  • 1992 Los Angeles Race Riots

    1992 Los Angeles Race Riots
    n Ventura County a jury announced not guilty to four LAPD officers. Once the public heard the verdict angry crowds lined up streets in Los Angeles to riot. This sparked a national debate about police brutality and racial injustice.